The Writers Place Reading Series Presents Xanath Caraza, Sandy Hazlett, and Craig Salvay

Ocelocíhuatl (Mouthfeel Press, 2015) by Xánath Caraza: Kansas City premier and book release. Caraza teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and presents readings and workshops in Europe, Latin America, and the U. S.   Her book of poetry, Sílabas de viento (Syllables of Wind) received the 2015 International Book Award for Poetry. It also received Honorable Mention for Best Book of Poetry in Spanish in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards.  Her book of verse Conjuro (Mammoth) and book of short fiction Lo que trae la marea / What the Tide Brings (Mouthfeel) have won national and international recognition. Caraza is a writer for La Bloga, and she writes the “US Latino Poets en español” column. In addition, she writes the poetry/narrative section for Revista Zona de Ocio.



Sandy Hazlettʼs poetry has been published in the Coal City Review, I-70 Review, and in the Welsh journal, Quattrocento. Her new book, The Prom Dress Room, was first published in its entirety within the Coal City Review. It was released in book form by Anamcara Press in August 2015. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Social Service League of Lawrence, Kansas. Sandy lives on her farm in rural Lawrence, Kansas.

Craig Salvay (pictured) was one of the poets in the America: Now and Here Project exhibited at the Leedy-Voulkos Gallery. He also participated in the Renga Project: To the Stars Through Difficulty and the Jewish Artists’ Lab Project: Echoes: Voices of Wisdom