Tucson Festival of Books

Tommy Archuleta



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Tommy Archuleta, a wordsmith and storyteller, was born in Santa Fe, N.M., where the rich culture and history would later serve as a wellspring of inspiration for his writing. Archuleta embarked on his literary journey at a young age, weaving tales that effortlessly blended elements of the supernatural with the everyday, creating a unique narrative style that has captivated readers worldwide. His deep appreciation for the human experience, coupled with an unrelenting curiosity, fuels his work as he explores the complexities of identity, relationships and the enduring struggle between light and darkness. Archuleta's newest book was released in April 2023. “Susto” focuses on the journey through loss and grief.

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Scheduled events:
Living and Grieving in the Desert
Three poets discuss grief, family trauma, and their life in and love for the arid desert lands of the Southwest.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tommy Archuleta, Tennison Black
Moderator: Stephen Buchmann
A Celebration of Southwest Poetry
Today we will celebrating the top works of poetry as judged by the Southwest Books of the Year Award. These four accomplished poets will share the inspiration for their work that is deeply rooted in the Southwest.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tommy Archuleta, Mari Herreras, Simon Ortiz, Brandon Som
Moderator: Gregory McNamee

Book:
Susto
Poems
Poetry
University Press of Colorado
April 2023
ISBN 9781885635853
94 pages