Poetry Matters!

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street Suite #190
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, May 3, 2019
7:00 PM

Heather Lang Cassera holds an MFA in Poetry with a Certificate in Literary Translation. In 2017, she was named Las Vegas' Best Local Writer or Poet by the readers of KNPR’s Desert Companion. Her poems have been published by or are forthcoming with The Normal School, North American Review, Pleiades, South Dakota Review, and other literary journals, and have been on exhibit in the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery. Heather curated Legs of Tumbleweeds, Wings of Lace, an anthology of literature by Nevada women, funded by the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Her chapbook, I was the girl with the moon-shaped face, was published by Zeitgeist-Press earlier this year. She serves as World Literature Editor and a book reviewer for The Literary Review, Faculty Adviser for 300 Days of Sun, and Co-Publisher for Tolsun Books. At Nevada State College, Heather teaches Composition, Professional Writing, World Literature, and more. www.heatherlang.cassera.net

Shawnte Orion is the author of two recent collections of poetry, The Existentialist Cookbook (NYQBooks) and Faithful as the Ground (Five Oaks Press). His poems have been published in The Threepenny Review, Barrelhouse, Sugar House Review, New York Quarterly and other literary journals. He is an editor for Rinky Dink Press and he has performed at bookstores, bars, universities, hair salons, museums, and laundromats.