Straw Dog Writers Guild Author Interview: Magdalena Gomez

Magdalena Gomez is a poet, playwright, librettist, activist speaker, podcast producer and host, educator, and performance artist whose latest work is Mi’ja: A Memoir Noir published by Heliotrope Books. Magdalena was named Poet Laureate of Springfield in 2019 and will hold the title until September 2022. She is a Poet Laureate Fellow of the American Read More

Straw Dog Writers Guild Author Interview: Rebecca Hart Olander

Rebecca Hart Olander is a poet, teacher, editor, and publisher whose first book-length collection Uncertain Acrobats was released in November 2021 by CavanKerry Press. She is also the author of the chapbook Dressing the Wounds, published by dancing girl press in 2019. In recent years, Rebecca has received praise and awards for her poetry from Read More

Straw Dog Writers Guild Author Interview: Adin Thayer

Adin Thayer is the author of The Close World, a collection of poems published by Tebot Bach, which won the Patricia Bibby First Book Award in 2021. In her review, Ellen Dore Watson called The Close World “…a prayer toward co-existence between self and other, past and present, the natural and the made world.” The Read More

Recording of Author Showcase

On January 19th, 2022, Straw Dog Writers Guild and Forbes Library co-sponsored the 8th annual Author Showcase. Twelve Straw Dog member/authors gathered on Zoom to read from their recently published books, along with a large, enthusiastic audience. Chris O’Carroll, Nina Dabek, Maureen Callahan Smith, Suzanne Rancourt, John Sheirer, Tom Weiner, Lanette Sweeney, Mark Luebbers, Julie Read More