DEBORAH POE READS FROM SIGNS Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats), Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). Photo credit: Déborah Heissler.
DEBORAH POE READS Tsering Wangmo Dhompa's poem "Entry" from Rules of the House.Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s parents fled Tibet in 1959. Raised by her mother in Tibetan communities in Dharamsala, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal, Dhompa earned a BA and an MA from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi, an MA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks In Writing the Names(2000) and Recurring Gestures (2000). She has published the full-length collectionsRules of the House (2002), In the Absent Everyday (2005), and My Rice tastes like the lake (2011), which was a finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Book of the Year Award for 2012. Tsering's non-fiction book on Tibet is forthcoming from Penguin, India in 2013. (from Poetry Foundation)