SWWIM SERIES, READING #2
New for the 2016-2017 Season, The Betsy - South Beach hosts a new reading series curated by Catherine Prescott and Jen Karetnick. Called SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami), the reading series features the work of women and female-identifying writers in South Florida and beyond.
ABOUT THE POETS
Lola Haskins is a poet and writer. Her most recent collection is How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar, 2016). Her last two efforts, The Grace to Leave (Anhinga, 2012), and Still, the Mountain (Paper Kite, 2010), won Florida Book Awards. Her in-print books of poems are Desire Lines, New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions, 2004), Extranjera (Story Line, 1998), and The Rim Benders (Anhinga, 2001). Ms. Haskins’ prose writings include Fifteen Florida Cemeteries, Strange Tales Unearthed (University Press of Florida, 2011) and an advice book for people interested in poetry, Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner’s Guide to the Poetic Life (Backwaters, 2007).
Sandra M. Castillo was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States on one of President Johnson’s last Freedom Flights. She received an MA from Florida State University, and her poems have appeared in several publications and anthologies, including The North American Review, The Connecticut Review, The Florida Review, Cimarron Review, Little Havana Blues, and Paper Dance: 52 Latino Poets. Castillo is the author the poetry collections My Father Sings to My Embarrassment (White Pine Press, 2002), which was selected by Cornelius Eady for the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, and Eating Moors and Christians (Cavankerry, 2016). She teaches at Miami Dade College.