Nevada Humanities Pop-Up Salon: Poetry and the Land

Humboldt County Library
85 East Fifth Street
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. 

Humboldt County Library

85 East Fifth Street
Winnemucca | 775-623-6388


Nevada Humanities, in partnership with the Humboldt County Library, invites you to attend Nevada Humanities Pop-Up Salon: Poetry and the Land, an evening of poetry and conversation featuring Carolyn Dufurrena and Olivia Romo. Dufurrena and Romo will read from recent work, and discuss the power of poetry to describe and illustrate stories about traditional farming, families, and preserving the land.   


Olivia Romo is a recognized spoken word artist and in 2011 became the New Mexico State Slam Poetry Champion. She was nominated as a “Remarkable Woman of Taos” and “A Woman to Watch” for the 2013 community-wide celebration honoring outstanding Taoseñas. Romo has been published in multiple anthologies and environmental magazines such as Malpais Review, Greenhorn’s New Farmers Almanac, and scholarly journals from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, and is currently the 2017 Nevada Humanities Poet-in-Residence. 


Carolyn Dufurrena, a resident of Denio and Winnemucca, is a rancher and an award-winning author and journalist. She writes for RANGE magazine. She served as associate editor and contributor for Reflections of the West, nominated for a 2016 Will Rogers Medallion, and Brushstrokes and Balladeers: Painters and Poets of the American West, which received the Wrangler Award for Best Poetry Book of 2014 from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Dufurrena regularly performs at Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. She is the editor of a local bimonthly magazine, Community Living, serving northern Nevada’s rural communities.


This program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.