Sheryl Luna at West Side Books
West Side Books is excited to host Sheryl Luna, author of Magnificent Errors and Pity the Drowned Horses, and local poet Lew Forester. Sheryl and Lew will be on the patio outside West Side Books from 7:00 pm to 8:30 on August 29th.
Sheryl Luna’s Magnificent Errors received the 2020 Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize and was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2022. Pity the Drowned Horses (University of Notre Dame Press) received the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Seven (3: A Taos Press) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Recent work has appeared in Poetry, Huizache and Saranac Review. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the Anderson Center and Canto Mundo. She received the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award and was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.
Lew Forester is a retired social worker who lives in Arvada, Colorado, base for his frequent hikes in the Rocky Mountains. The author of Dialogues with Light (Orchard Street Press, 2019), Lew’s poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Main Street Rag, Blue Mountain Review, Sky Island Journal, Plainsongs, POEM, Slipstream, The MacGuffin, Evening Street Review and other journals, magazines and anthologies. He is the winner of the 2018 Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize.
Magnificent Errors is a collection of poems that shows how mental health challenges can elicit beauty, resiliency, and hope.
Pity the Drowned Horses is the winner of the first Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. This collection is about place and many of the poems in it are set in the desert southwest on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. Sheryl Luna's poems are also about family and home within the broader context of the border as both a bridge and a barrier.