If you don’t know Dana, she is currently the Joseph M. Russo endowed chair here at UNM– at least until the end of this semester. She’s been a tremendous asset to our Department, and will be missed, but fortunately she’ll not be far, she’ll be heading up the Creative Writing Department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (nee College of Santa Fe).
But what I really want to talk about is Dana’s work. Recently published, Sky Burial (Copper Canyon Press, $15) has been getting fantastic reviews. And though I’ve not yet read it, I have heard her read from this manuscript, and I’ll just say that her poetry resonates with me.
Here’s a great article from the Santa Fe Reporter, an interview with Dana, talking about her work: “SFR Talk: Musings with Dana Levin” by Ramon A Lovato.
And a nice review from Publishers Weekly, calling Levin’s third collection “aching but restrained.” More good review coming, I’m sure.
AND if you’re in Albuquerque on March 27, and looking for something to do around 3pm, get thee to Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Dana will be giving a reading, Bookworks will be selling books… you can get a coffee or tea next door…