A broad literary landscape is showcased this week in three readings around town. John Dorsey and Victor Adam Clevenger, indie poets from Missouri, present selections from their work at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Teatro Paraguas (3205 Calle Marie). Dorsey is the current poet laureate of Belle, Missouri, and the author of several books, including Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017) and 2016’s Being the Fire (Tangerine Press). Clevenger’s books include A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Press, 2018) and Congenital Pipe Dreams (Spartan Press, 2017). He is from a small town north of Kansas City. The reading is hosted by poet John Macker of Santa Fe. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-690-0150.
In Women Marked for History (Sunstone Press, 2013), Roseanne Roberts Archuletta and Phil T. Archuletta honor the women of New Mexico’s Historical Marker Project — those roadside signs located throughout that Land of Enchantment that describe people and places of significance. The women include teachers, artists, medical practitioners, historians, military heroes, and community activists. Among the women lauded on markers are Eva Scott Fényes (1849-1930) and her granddaughter, Leonora Curtin Paloheimo (1903-1999), the original owners of the Acequia Madres House — now used for scholarly residencies — and Mary Cabot Wheelwright (1878-1958), founder of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Roberts Archuletta talks about Women Marked for History at 5:45 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Montezuma Lodge (431 Paseo de Peralta). The event is sponsored by The Transition Network, an organization for women over fifty. Admission is via a $5 suggested donation. For more information, email email@example.com.
Katie Arnold, in her recently released memoir, Running Home (Random House), recounts how she took up running to cope with her father’s 2010 death of cancer. After her father died, she began experiencing every ache and pain as a potentially deadly disease. Running (and hiking with author Natalie Goldberg) relieved her anxiety. In Running Home, she explores how her grief and her training affected her husband and children and examines her relationship with her father as well as her understanding of her parents’ divorce. Arnold, a contributing editor at Outside magazine, reads from Running Home at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Garcia Street Books (376 Garcia St.). For more information, go to garciastreetbooks.com or call 505-986-0151.