March 30

Muse Times Two (Spring 2014): Martha Rhodes and David Mutschlecner




Event Description

Muse Times Two brings new or under-known poetic voices from around the nation to Santa Fe to present their original works. Out-of-town headliners are paired with local poets from New Mexico to enhance both our local and national literary communities. Through such poetic cross pollination, the rich literary heritage of New Mexico meets the national heritage for a vibrant literary experience. 

Poet, teacher and publisher Martha Rhodes is the author of four poetry collections, and founding editor at Four Way Books in New York City. Her work has appeared in journals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review and New England Review, and has been widely anthologized. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and is a director and faculty member at the Frost Place Conference on Poetry. 

David Mutschlecner’s poetry,” writes Ahsahta Press, “embraces the moments in a daily worklife that permit entry into a complex of meditations on the largest and most unanswerable questions—into a philosophical world that coexists with the everyday.” Of Mutschleener’s fourth collection of poems, Enigma and Light, The Rumpus’ David Peak writes, “There’s a lifetime’s worth of learning on display in this book, the inner-workings of a poet’s education and discipline exposed and decoded.”

For more information on the Spring 2014 readings or Muse Times Two in general, please contact Dana Levin at Muse Times Two is a project of Lore of the Land, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 organization.  Donations in support of this poetry program are tax-deductible under the IRS Code. 

Muse Times Two is very grateful to the Witter Bynner Foundation for a grant to support the 2013/14 season.