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Dale Kushner and Leslie Ullman conversing and reading poetry at SOMOS

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Dale Kushner and Leslie Ullman for a free poetry reading on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 PM MT at SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM


DALE M. KUSHNER is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her debut novel, The Conditions of Love, published by Grand Central, was nominated for the Texas Library Association Award for Outstanding Adult Fiction. Her study of Jungian psychology and dreamwork informs Transcending the Past, her popular monthly online column for Psychology Today. She has been recently honored by the Pushcart Prize 2024 for special mention in poetry. Her short fiction has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Kushner’s widely regarded writings on the divine feminine, creativity, and intergenerational trauma are published in anthologies and collected works. Her essays have been published in Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019), Jung’s Red Book For Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern ConditionsVolume 4 (Chiron Publications, 2020), Jewish Currents, Bark, and elsewhere. She is currently working on her second novel. M is Dale’s new collection of poetry.

LESLIE ULLMAN is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The You That All Along Has Housed You: A Sequence (Nine Mile Press, 2019) and a hybrid collection of craft essays, writing exercises and poems titled Library of Small Happiness (3: A Taos Press, 2017). A new collection based on Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies, titled Unruly Tree, will be published in 2024 by University of New Mexico Press. Professor Emerita at U.T.-El Paso where she taught for 27 years, she remains a faculty member in the low-residency MFA program at Vermont College of the Fine Arts. Her awards include the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the Iowa Poetry Prize, two NEA fellowships and a New Mexico/Arizona Book Award for poetry. Leslie is a freelance manuscript consultant and ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley. Her website is www.leslieullman.com


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SOMOS Salon & Bookshop
108 Civic Plaza Drive
Taos, New Mexico 87571
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