Travel from New Mexico to India and around the world with El Rito poet, Renée Gregorio reading from her new collection Abyss & Bridge. Her work asks us to make a leap of faith whether we know there is a safe path, or not. How does a poet find inspiration, and how can we all learn to pay attention observing the minute details that form the gentle heart of both a complex and simple poem? That form the minutia of our days and nights of self reflection and dream? A delicious interview with a gifted wordsmith. Abyss & Bridge is published by Three: A Taos Press www.3taospress.com
Forty years ago, as a college student feeling depressed and uncertain about her future, Carrie, with her parents’ help, found the perfect psychiatrist to guide her through her problems. She thought. What at first felt safe and positive became a nightmare so skewed, manipulative and subtly controlling that Carrie’s story was featured on one of national TV’s most watched shows.
Today, Carrie Ishee is a highly credentialed, gifted art therapist and author. Seduced into Darkness: Transcending My Psychiatrist’s Sexual Abuse is dark and real yet reads like a gripping novel you can’t put down. Don’t miss this intimate interview with Carrie offering unexpected lessons for all of us. Seduced into Darkness won first place for memoir with The National Federation of Press Women. Published by Terra Nova Books www.carrieishee.com
An in-depth follow-up interview with author and playwright Rosemary Zibart discussing her award-winning novels True Brit and Beatrice on Her Own set in wartime Santa Fe. Rosemary’s research and writing reveals different aspects of the Japanese Internment Camp here, drawing timely and important comparisons to current conflicts. How can a writer appear to live in the shoes, culture and even color of skin of different characters and historical figures? Or can they? www.rosemaryzibart.com