Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Don't miss this!

Students and faculty will get an opportunity to hear writer Charles Bowden, journalist Scott Carrier, and poet Alex Caldiero read from their works and discuss issues regarding the US-Mexico border.

From the Press release:

Charles Bowden is one of today's premier writers on the American environment and social issues along the U.S.-Mexico border. His recent books include A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior; Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family; Blues for Cannibals: Notes from Underground; Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America; and Desierto: Memories of the Future. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Alex Caldiero was born in Sicily, raised in Brooklyn, attended Queens College, and now lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Setenay, and children. Well known for his performance works that integrate poetry with music, dance, and art—and for his appearance in the independent motion picture, Plan Ten from Outer Space—Caldiero has performed at the New School for Social Research, the Pritchard Art Gallery, the Salt Lake Art Center, and on Brazilian TV. Among his collections are Book o’ Lights, From Stone to Star, The Milk of the Mother, Toy Blood, and Various Atmospheres: Poems and Drawings. He has been published both in Italy and the United States, reviewed in Village Voice and the New York Times, is anthologized in Text-Sound Texts, featured in Utah: State of the Arts, and is included in the Dictionary of the Avant-Guards.

Scott Carrier is an independent radio producer and writer who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. His radio stories have been broadcast on All Things Considered, This American Life, and The Savvy Traveler. His print stories have been published in Harper's, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. A collection of his stories, Running After Antelope, was published in March of 2001 by Counterpoint. Some of his radio stories can be heard on hearingvoices.com.

Caldiero is UVSC's lone Artist-in-Residence and teaches in the Philosophy and Humanities Department. Carrier joined the UVSC faculty this year, teaching journalism for the Communication Department.

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