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The Writers Place Reading Series Presents David Wetzel, Ruth Williams, and Xanath Caraza

Xánath Caraza writes for La Bloga, Periódico de Poesía, Revista Literaria Monolito.  Her books are Donde la luz es violeta / Where the Light is Violet, Tinta negra / Black Ink, Ocelocíhuatl, Corazón pintado, Sílabas de viento / Syllables of Wind, Lo que trae la marea / What the Tide Brings and Conjuro

In addition to her poetry chapbook, Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), Ruth Williams' full-length collection, Flatlands, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2018. Her poetry has  appeared in literary journals such as 32 Poems, Michigan Quarterly Review, jubilat, Pleiades, Cimarron Review, and Third Coast among others. She is also the author of creative nonfiction pieces appearing in DIAGRAM and South Loop Review. In addition to writing poetry, Ruth has published several scholarly articles on women's poetry and feminism, most recently in College Literature. Ruth holds an MFA in Poetry from Eastern Washington University and a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati; currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Ruth Wiliams

Ruth Wiliams

David N. Wetzel spent twenty-six years as a writer, historical interpreter, and chief editor at the Colorado Historical Society before retiring in 2006. During that time he wrote a biography of Denver’s first significant architect, Robert S. Roeschlaub: Architect of the Emerging West (w/ Frances Haber), and an evocative word-and-picture study, I Looked in the Brook and Saw a Face: Images of Childhood in Early Colorado, w/ photo editor Mary Ann McNair (Denver: Westcliffe, 2002), which was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. His most recent publication is The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrections of Francis Schlatter (University of Iowa Press, 2016). Seven years ago, he moved to Kansas City to be close to his son and grandchildren. He lives in the Library District.

David Wetzel

David Wetzel