Mercedes Lucero, Heather Derr-Smith, and Leah Sewell
5pm Sunday, September 24th
Mercedes Lucero is the author of the chapbook, In the Garden of Broken Things (Flutter Press 2016). Her poetry and prose has appeared in The Pinch, Heavy Feather Review, and Curbside Splendor among others. A Glimmer Train "Short Fiction Award" Finalist and Pushcart Prize nominee, you can find her at www.mercedeslucero.com.
Heather Derr-Smith is a poet and human rights activist and the author of four books of poetry, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008), Tongue Screw (Spark Wheel Press, 2016), and Thrust winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award (Persea Books, 2017. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and divides her time between Iowa and Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Leah Sewell is the author of Mother-Ghosts and Birth in Storm and her work has appeared in Midwestern Gothic, burnt district, [PANK], Bridge Eight and elsewhere. She's the founder of Microburst, the Andy Warhol Foundation-supported zine of art, literature and politics and mother to two young rabble rousers-in-training. She lives in Topeka where she teaches English at Washburn University and pieces together a meager but satisfying living off of writing, graphic design and other stuff she loves.