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Matty Layne Glasgow Book Launch
June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us in celebrating the Austin launch of Matty Layne Glasgow’s debut poetry collection deciduous qween (Red Hen Press). With readings from Matty, as well as Esteban Rodriguez, Laura Villarreal, and Alfredo Aguilar.
Matty Layne Glasgow’s debut collection deciduous qween is the winner of the 2017 Benjamin Saltman Award with Red Hen Press. Selected by President Obama’s inaugural poet Richard Blanco, deciduous qween explores the queer world all around us through the creaking of bedazzled branches and the soft rustle of jeweled leaves, revealing how we, like our environment, wear and shed identities in our performance as human, as drag queen, as ancient tree.
Matty Layne Glasgow’s debut collection, deciduous qween (Red Hen Press, 2019), was selected by Richard Blanco for the Benjamin Saltman Award. His poems appear in the Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Poetry Daily, Houston Public Media, and elsewhere. He lives in Houston, Texas and teaches with Writers in the Schools.
Esteban Rodríguez is the author of Dusk & Dust, forthcoming from Hub City Press (September 2019) and the micro-chapbook Soledad (Ghost City Press, 2019). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Puerto del Sol, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. His reviews have appeared in PANK and American Book Review. He lives with his family and teaches in Austin, Texas.
Laura Villareal earned her MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. She is a recipient of the 2018 Key West Literary Seminar Teacher and Librarian Scholarship, The Highlights Foundation’s 2018 Laurie Halse Anderson Scholarship and Poetry at Round Top’s 2019 Norma Pascusz Fellowship. Her first chapbook The Cartography of Sleep came out in 2018 with Nostrovia! Press. Her writing can be found in Black Warrior Review, Vinyl, Waxwing, and elsewhere.
Alfredo Aguilar is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a winner of the 92Y’s Discovery Contest and author of the chapbook What Happens On Earth (BOAAT Press 2018). He has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Frost Place. His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Best New Poets 2017, The Adroit Journal and elsewhere. Originally from North County San Diego, he now resides in Texas.
- June 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Author Talk/Reading, Book Store Event
- Malvern Books
- (512) 322-2097