Please join us for our monthly meeting on October 19th, 2019. We meet in the back room of the Blue Water Grill located at 1720 E. Camelback, in Phoenix at 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there. Our guest speaker will be Lois Roma-Deeley. Lois will be talking about her poetry and her books.
Lois Roma-Deeley’s fourth poetry collection The Short List of Certainties won the Jacopone da Todi Book Prize (2017). Her previous collections are Rules of Hunger (2004), NorthSight (2006) and High Notes (2010)- a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Roma-Deeley’s poems have been featured in numerous national and international literary journals and anthologies including Villanelles (Everyman Library Pocket Poetry Series, Random House), Prime Number Magazine, Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Juked, The Hamilton Stone Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Rabbit, Antiphon, Quiddity, Zone 3 and many more. Roma-Deeley has been the recipient of many awards and honors for her poetry including an Arizona Commission on the Arts grant, New Millennium Writing (finalist) SCCC Lawrence Epstein Visiting Writer Award (finalist), four Ragdale Foundation Residency Fellowships and many others. Roma-Deeley was named U.S. Professor of the Year, Community College, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE, 2012-2013. She is the first national winner of this award that Arizona has ever had in any category. Currently, Roma-Deeley is the Associate Editor of the international poetry journal Presence. www.loisroma-deeley.com