Joan Logghe, Mary McGinnis, and Sy Baldwin

Poetry reading Sunday March 29 at 5:00 pm

Sy Margaret Baldwin was born and raised in the West Midlands of England. Presently she lives in the Sierra of California where she worked from 1992 to 2008 as a Wildlife Technician for the Stanislaus National Forest.

Her poems has been published widely in literary magazines including Poetry Now, Tule Review, Third Wednesday, Common Ground Review, Calyx, and the Sow’s Ear Poetry Review.

Her poetry collection, Signal Fires, was published by Word Project Press in October 2014.

Mary McGinnis has been writing and living in New Mexico since 1972. Her work has been published in over 70 magazines and anthologies. The terrain and spaciousness of New Mexico have inspired her to write poems about nature, love, and

death. She has published two full length collections, Listening for Cactus (1996) and October Again (2008). As a licensed professional counselor she enjoys serving couples and people with both hidden and visible disabilities. As a woman who is blind, she is inspired to write about the disability experience, as well. She participates in three writing groups where lots of laughter, writing, and sharing of good food and words takes place. Mary received the first New Mexico Literary Arts Board Gratitude Award in 2009. Most recently, she has had work in Fixed and Free Anthology 2015, Lummox III, and Malpais Review. Coming up, her work will be featured in the Spring issue of Malpais Review and a Reading with Kathamann in Albuquerque in April 2015. Mary loves taking part in the monthly open readings at Teatro Paraguas.

       Joan Logghe                                                                                                                                                                                           
Joan Logghe works at poetry in community in La Puebla, New Mexico. She and Michael built their own solar house, raised three children and have four grandchildren. Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Grants, A Mabel Dodge Luhan Internship, and a Barbara Deming/Money for Women grant. She taught poetry in Bratislava, Vienna, and Zagreb, Croatia in 2004. Joan was Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate from 2010-2012. She has authored or edited a dozen books and her most recent books are The Singing Bowl from UNM press and Love & Death, Tres Chicas Books, with Miriam Sagan and Renée Gregorio, a New Mexico Book Award winner.