Tina Carlson with Cass Nevada
Poet Tina Carlson, a nurse practitioner with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, reads from her debut collection, Ground, Wind, This Body: Poems (University of New Mexico Press), in which she explores the vestiges of war and the effects those can have on a family.
“Ground, Wind, This Body follows the crooked river of a family history, from the first fringes of memory where war is a cradle, through poignant songs that document the emotional violence where emerges the translucent beauty of a rainbow after a storm."--Joy Harjo, author of Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems.
Cass Nevada is an artist and writer living in West Seattle. In 2016, in the midst of writing an illustrated middle grade novel about a girl who discovers her unknown powers, Cass underwent an emergency craniotomy for a brain tumor. One year later, she is trying to stitch together the resulting changes and new realities, creating a visual/narrative collage with clues provided in her journals and sketchbooks from the journey.