Tigertail is launching its VII Poetry Annual

Oct 15th, 2009.

Tigertail Productions is launching Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Three by Three on October 15th at Books and Books in Coral Gables. This 7th edition is comprised of three individual poetry chapbooks by Hugo Rodriguez, Yahya Frederickson, and Jill M. Allen, edited and introduced by Denise Duhamel, Michael Hettich and Campbell McGrath, respectively. The cover is by Miami-based visual artist Susan Lee-Chun. The editors and special guests will participate in the evening’s reading. Tigertail is edited each year by a different guest editor, who is invited to create a distinctive edition by choosing poetry that echoes his or her own personal enthusiasms and concerns.

Denise Duhamel’s most recent poetry titles are Ka-Ching! (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009); Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005); Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005); and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); A recipient of an NEA fellowship, she is an associate professor at Florida International University in Miami.

Michael Hettich’s two most recent books of poetry, Swimmer Dreams and Flock and Shadow: New and Selected Poems, were both published in 2005. His Many Loves won the 2007 Yellow Jacket Press chapbook contest. Like Happiness, a new book of poems, is forthcoming. He served as editor for the second Tigertail Annual.

Campbell McGrath, a recipient of Guggenheim and MacArthur grants, as well as the Kingsley Tufts Award, is the author of seven previous books of poetry, six of them available from Ecco. He teaches at Florida International University, in Miami. He served as editor for the first Tigertail Annual.

Hugo Rodriguez resides in Hialeah with his wife and four children. A firefighter for the City of Miami since 1982, he currently serves as Chief of EMS. His poetry has appeared in several journals including Tri-Quarterly Review, The Bitter Oleander, and Gulf Stream. A graduate of FIU’s Writing Program, he received an AWP award for his poems in 2000.

Yahya Frederickson teaches English at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Yemen and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Syria. In addition to poems and reviews in national journals, he has authored two chapbooks: Trilogy and Returning to Water, both published by Dacotah Territory Press.

Jill M. Allen teaches writing and is the creative writing coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. She received her MFA in poetry from Florida International University in 2006. Her poems and essays have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, TriQuarterly Review, Margie, Southeast Review, Runes, and Creative Nonfiction.

Susan Lee-Chun obtained her BFA from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited and performed internationally and nationally at the Herning Kunstmuseum (Denmark), Vienna Biennale (2006), Pacific Asia Museum (LA), The Moore Space and Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami). She is represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami, Florida.

Tigertail Productions at Books and Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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