Date: December 7, 2018
Please join the ASU MFA program and Hayden’s Ferry Review in celebrating the release of Issue 63 during the First Fridays Art Walk in December. This year, we are partnering with Rosemarie Dombrowski, curator of the Phoenix Poetry Series and professor of English on the downtown ASU campus, to host a reading and open mic.
Our editorial team will start with readings from the new issue and then we will open up the stage to the public.
About the issue
Issue 63 of Hayden’s Ferry Review has willed itself into an (unofficial) women’s issue. The writing we are publishing navigates, among other things, the myriad hues of womanhood. We have griefs & ecstasies, the defiance of gender roles, she-wolves & deer women, the literal & mythical possibilities of what it means to be called or call yourself a woman. The journal features art exclusively from women, including LA-based Phoenix artist Elizabeth Brice-Heames, Julia Justo (Argentina), visual artist & poet Saretta Morgan, & Phoenix’s own Maria Nancy Thomas. This issue is representative of the possibilities that words & the spaces for words can create, voices of the “othered” sing, the vulnerable reclaim their power & the marginalized defy their relegation through their embodied humanity. These are works that demand your attention & hold it through tenderness & risk, that move you to move, to do more than feel for but to be there, & most of all to listen.
The event will take place at 407 E. Roosevelt, the patio space situated between Modified Arts and the historic house on the corner.