The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Listen Here, Jackalope: A Tolsun Books Reading with Sarah Abigail Adleman, Angela M. Brommel, Michael Buckius, Sarah Sala

Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Front Lawn, Old Main, Arizona State University Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Genre and Form(s): Hybrid, Memoir, Mixed Genre, Poetry
Cost: Free

About this Event

Based in Airzona and Nevada, Tolsun Books is an independent, non-profit press publishing poetry, comics-poetry, short stories, hybrids, memoirs, photo stories, and other cool artistic book-type things. They're not fancy or formal. Their books look rad. See why they're putting the Southwest on the map with readings from Sarah Abigail Adleman, Angela M. Brommel, Michael Buckius, and Sarah Sala. 

About the Author

Photograph of Sarah Abigail Adleman

Sarah Abigail Adleman was raised along the bayous of Houston with her two brothers. After working as a watch repair specialist, a project coordinator for a photographer, and a bartender in a downtown dive, she joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Bangladesh where she was stationed near Taliban training camps. She studied in Indian ashrams, taught English in China, and escaped arrest in Mexico for perceived prostitution.

Photograph of Angela M. Brommel

Angela M. Brommel is a Nevada writer with Iowa roots. In 2018, her chapbook, Plutonium & Platinum Blonde, was published by Serving House Books. Her poetry has been published in The Best American Poetry blog, The North American Review, The Literary Review’s (TLR) Share, and many other journals and anthologies. A 2018 Red Rock Canyon Artist in Residence, Angela served as the inaugural poet of the program.

Photograph of Michael Buckius

Michael Buckius is a writer and filmmaker from Lancaster, PA. He earned his undergraduate degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and is currently an MFA Creative Writing candidate at Northern Arizona University. He has been featured in Shrew, Ghost City Review, and has recently self-published his second chapbook, Poetry Landfill Vol. 2. His chapbook collaboration with Doug Bale, Future Sarcasm, is forthcoming from Tolsun Books.

Photograph of Sarah Sala

Sarah Sala is a poet, educator, and native Michigander. A chapbook of her selected poetry, The Ghost Assembly Line, was published by Finishing Line Press in Spring 2016. Her poem “Hydrogen” was featured in the “Elements” episode of NPR's hit show Radiolab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition.

Picture of a jackalope

Tolsun Books, LLC is a small press based out of Tolleson, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Tolsun Books believes in the cosmic power of strong relationships with authors, artists, partners, and the community. They make daring, energetic books that use separate parts to construct a whole: poetry, short stories, comics poetry, hybrids, photo stories, flash memoir. At Tolsun, the importance of aesthetic and design is paramount: A Tolsun Book will look beautiful on a bookshelf, coffee table, or nightstand. Go ahead, judge our books by their covers!

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