with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Marietta Patricia Leis, and Anne Haven McDonnell
Saturday, December 4, 6-7 pm | CCA Tank Garage | Suggested Donation

Following the opening of Marietta Patricia Leis: Sense Memories in the CCA Tank Garage, return the following evening on Sat. Dec. 4th, for the second installment in its Community Poetry Reading Series from 6-7 pm, where Leis will be present to read her work alongside poets Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Anne Haven McDonnell. The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation, visitors must abide by CCA’s Covid-19 vaccination policy.

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is the author of fourteen books of poetry, most recently, A Treatise on Stars (New Directions Press), which received the Bollingen Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.  She has collaborated with many artists in visual arts, theater, music and dance.  She has lived in New Mexico for almost 50 years and was the founding curator for the CCA poetry readings.

Marietta Patricia Leis is a visual artist and poet, whose exhibitions frequently include texts of her poetry. Her books of poetry, Pausing: A Book of Reflections in Art and Poetry (2017) and the newly released Engrained include her visual art and are available for purchase at CCA. Her work is currently on view in Marietta Patricia Leis: Sense Memories at Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe CCA through February 27, 2022.

Anne Haven McDonnell lives in Santa Fe, NM and teaches as an associate professor in English and Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has been published in Orion Magazine, The Georgia Review, Narrative Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry, Nimrod, Terrain.org, and elsewhere. Her work won the fifth annual Terrain.org poetry prize, second place for the 2019 international Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry, and second place for the Narrative Magazine’s Twelfth Annual Poetry Prize. Her chapbook Living with Wolves is published in 2020 with Split Rock Press. Anne serves as an assistant poetry editor for the online environmental journal Terrain.org. She holds an MFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and has been a writer-in-residence at the Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.