SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE
What: Nevada poet Shaun T. Griffin reads from his new collection of poems, This is What the Desert Surrenders, New and Selected Poems (Black Rock Press, 2012). Where: When: About the Poet:
Where:Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno
When:Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
About the Poet:Shaun T. Griffin is the co-founder and director of Community Chest, a rural social justice agency serving children and families in northwestern Nevada since 1991. For over twenty years he has taught a poetry workshop at Northern Nevada Correctional Center and publishes a journal of their work, Razor Wire. His most recent book of poems is This Is What the Desert Surrenders, New and Selected Poems, from Black Rock Press, 2012. He recently completed editing a book of essays on the late poet and critic, Hayden Carruth: From Sorrow’s Well. He received the Rosemary McMillan Lifetime Achievement in Art Award in 2006, awarded by Sierra Arts Foundation, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1995.