Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Tommy Archuleta

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....

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Tennison Black

Tennison Black is the author of "Survival Strategies," award winner of the National Poetry Series and editor of "A Body You Talk To: An Anthology of Contemporary Disability." They received their Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University, where they learned poetics from Alberto Ríos, Cynthia Hogue and the late Norman Dubie....

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Books:
Susto
Poems
Tommy Archuleta
Poetry
University Press of Colorado
April 2023
ISBN 9781885635853
94 pages

Survival Strategies
Poems
Tennison Black
Poetry
University of Georgia Press
September 2023
ISBN 9780820365152
96 pages
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