Saturday, 11/3/12: Mathias Svalina, Alexis Orgera, and John Chávez

On Saturday, November 3, please join us at 6 pm to watch Mathias Svalina, Alexis Orgera, and John Chávez read for this fall’s final installment of The Clean Part. Free and open to the public, drop by the Sheldon Museum of Art (located at 12th and R Streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus) to hear some great poetry and win some autumn-themed prizes in our free raffle!

Mathias Svalina is the author of three books, most recently The Explosions from Subito Press. With Zachary Schomburg & Alisa Heinzman he co-edits Octopus Books.

Alexis Orgera is the author of How Like Foreign Objects (H_ngm_n Books, 2011) and Dust Jacket, winner of the Braddock Prize at Coconut Books (forthcoming, 2013). She’s also the author of three chapbooks and has published poems, essays, and reviews in various print and online journals. You can find her poems right now in ILK Journal and Memorious, online, and in Forklift Ohio and Green Mountains Review 25th Anniversary Retrospective, in print. Orgera lives in Sarasota, Florida, and teaches writing at Ringling College of Art and Design. She is working on her first book of prose, a series of memoir-essays and meditations about Alzheimer’s, migraines, hallucinations, and other snafus of the brain.

John Chávez received a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His poems have appeared in Alice Blue, Anti-, Copper Nickel, Diode, Notre Dame Review, Palabra, Portland Review, Tusculum Review, Zone 3, among others. He is author of a chapbook Heterotopia, and co-author of a collaborative chapbook, I, NE: Iterations of the Junco. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, a literary fellowship supported by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Redwing, MN. He is assistant professor of English at Dixie State College of Utah. He lives in St. George.