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Remembering the Memorials in Poetry & Pictures


Sarah Cortez is the editor of "Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials," awarded the International Latino Book Award and named a Southwest Book of the Year. It features photographs by Dan Streck, along with poems by Jack Bedell. Today they will discuss their extraordinary project. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Jack Bedell

Jack B. Bedell, poet laureate of Louisiana, is the author of many poetry collections including "Revenant," "Elliptic," "Bone-Hollow," "True: New & Selected Poems" and "What Passes for Love." He is an English professor and coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press....

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Sarah Cortez

Sarah Cortez's collections of poems include "How to Undress a Cop," winner of the PEN Texas Literary Award, "Cold Blue Steel," "Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance," winner of the International Latino Book Award, "Against Sky's Warm Belly" and "Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials....

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Dan Streck

Dan Streck's professional photography has ranged from motorsports to roadside memorials, and he has photographed extensively across southern Africa. His photographs appear in "Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials," winner of the International Latino Book Award and named a 2016 Southwest Book of the Year....

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Book:
Vanishing Points
Sarah Cortez, Dan Streck
Poetry
Texas Review Press
December 2016
ISBN 9781680031010
160 pages
$22.95, INSTORE
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