The Hummingbird Review presents fine writing by publishing both new writers and established literary figures. This issue includes an essay by Luis Alberto Urrea, :Haunted Arizona" and Said Leghlid, "Amazighn Poetry--Oral Tradition and Survival of a Culture." Poems by Martin Espada and Don Eulert.
Charles gives an overview of the book:
Elle Chante des Paroles!—Sing Praise for the Words!
This I believe.
There are places on this earth that resonate beyond the five senses. For me, here in the lower forty-eight, I discovered one in Abiquiu, New Mexico, near Santa Fe – Ghost Ranch – where Georgia O’Keeffe waved her magic brush. The second is located in Chinle at Canyon de Chelly (pronounced de Shay), in the northeast quadrant of Arizona. The third is the state’s second city, Tucson, where I lived for seven glorious years. It was in Tucson that I wrote my first novel and discovered poetry, thanks to Penny Porter, matriarch of the Society of Southwestern Authors, who invited slam poet Taylor Mali (interviewed in our premier issue) to perform at its 2008 conference. Tucson, the Old Pueblo, is where I learned to appreciate a desert’s spectacular beauty, where I experienced its unfathomable wonder and gathered up the vibrations it sent my way.
Redner is the publisher and executive editor of The Hummingbird Review, a new literary anthology (first issue Feb., 2010). Author of Down But Never Out, Open Books Press, 2010, a bio of boxing champ...