Anthology Events

Dos Madres Celebration Dinner & Fundraiser

The Friends of Dos Madres Invite you to a Spring Dinner Celebration & Fundraiser “Love Your Mothers”

Dear Poetry Lovers, Join the Friends of Dos Madres Press for a fun evening of food, libations, poetry, and fellowship in celebration of the press’ first ten years of publishing outstanding books of poetry.

Writers, Readers and Listeners of Poetry will enjoy this pairing of bon words and bon food to benefit local poetry treasure Dos Madres Press and the launch of its new anthology, Realms of The Mothers: The First Decade of Dos Madres.

Tickets: $60 each or $100 per couple. Reserve your place soon, as seating is limited.

Eventbrite - "Love Your Mothers" Dos Madres Celebration Dinner & Fundraiser

If you can not attend but want to support the press please consider a donation.

We are thankful to The BonBonerie, 2030 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH, (513) 321-3399 for their continuing generous support of Dos Madres Press and this event.


Pre-registration for the workshops is required. The REQUIRED Text for each workshop is Realms of the Mothers: The First Decade of Dos Madres Press. A copy of the Anthology is included in the workshop fee, it will be delivered to you at the workshop. Only one anthology purchase is necessary when registering for multiple workshops. Click the Eventbrite links below for more information and registration.

Dos Madres Press thanks The Ohio Arts Council and ArtsWave for their kind support for these workshops.

#1 Writing the Region

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 10 am -2 pm
Location: Thomas More College Library, Crestview Hills, KY
Cost: $55/$40 without anthology

Eventbrite - Writing the Region

Thomas More College Writer in Residence Richard Hague and Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel lead a workshop on how the geographic region that shaped you can help shape your writing. Whether your region is the Ohio River Valley, Appalachia or beyond, this workshop will help writers of poetry or prose incorporate a sense of place.

Sponsored by the Thomas More College Creative Writing Vision Program.

About the Presenters

Richard Hague, editor of Realms of the Mothers is author of sixteen collections of prose and poetry, most recently his second volume of collected poems, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst, & Light from Dos Madres Press. The first volume, During The Recent Extinctions: New & Selected Poems 1984-2012 (Dos Madres Press) won the Weatherford Award in Poetry, and Alive In Hard Country (Bottom Dog Press) was the 2003 Appalachian Poetry Book of the Year). He is Writer-in-Residence at Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Pauletta Hansel was recently named Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate. Her poems and prose have been featured in journals including Atlanta Review, Talisman, and Still: The Journal, and on The Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry. She is author of five poetry collections including Tangle (Dos Madres Press, 2015.) Pauletta is managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. She coordinated this anthology project. Visit her website at

#2 Reading and Writing Contemporary American Poetry

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017 10 am-3 pm
Location: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (Room location provided after registration)
Cost: $55/$40 without anthology

Eventbrite - Reading and Writing Contemporary American Poetry

Xavier University professors and poets Norman Finkelstein and Tyrone Williams will present and discuss the range of contemporary poetic styles, and offer an opportunity to draft poems of your own. Participants will explore both traditional and non-traditional poetic forms, as represented in Realms of the Mothers, and draft new poems for consideration by the group.

About the Presenters

Norman Finkelstein is a poet, critic, and Professor of English at Xavier University. He has written extensively on modern poetry and Jewish American literature. His most recent critical book is On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred In Contemporary American Poetry (Iowa, 2010); his newest book of poetry is The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New and Selected Poems (Dos Madres, 2016). He is at work on a book of essays, tentatively titled Like a Dark Rabbi: Modern Poetry & the Jewish Literary Imagination.

Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell (Atelos Books, 2011). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). His website is at

#3 Bringing More Creativity to Your Practice Through the Practice of Creativity

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 9 am- 4:30 pm
Location: The Hive, 1662 Blue Rock St Suite 1A, Cincinnati, Ohio (Northside)
Cost: $75/$60 without anthology

Eventbrite - Bringing More Creativity To Your Practice Through The Practice Of Creativity

Poet, attorney and Ohioana Library Award finalist Gerry Grubbs will lead this daylong experiential writing workshop on accessing and expressing greater realms of creativity in your writing. The morning session will include a discussion of creativity and how to access it, followed by a hands-on activity. After lunch, Gerry will lead a variety of exercises using the anthology as a guide to creativity.

About the Presenter

Gerry Grubbs is an attorney who practices law in Cincinnati. He has had poems appear in numerous literary magazines and reviews. Dos Madres Press has just released his fourth collection with the press, The Palace of Flowers. His previous collection, The Hive is a Book We Read for its Honey, was a finalist for the Ohioana Library poetry book of the year, 2015. He conducts workshops under the names “Wordshop” and “Bringing More Creativity to Your Practice.”


Readings from Realms of the Mothers: The First Decade of Dos Madres Press: Join us for these celebratory readings from the new anthology of poetry from the first 10-years of Dos Madres Press.


Friday, January 27, 2017 5-7 pm
Thomas More College, Science Lecture Hall
333 Thomas More Pkwy, Crestview Hills, KY

With TMC Writer in Residence (and anthology editor) Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel, Michael Henson and Gerry Grubbs. Sponsored by the Thomas More College Creative Writing Vision Program.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 3:30-4:30 pm
Xavier University, Location TBA

Xavier University professors and poets Norman Finkelstein and Tyrone Williams are joined by Dos Madres Poet Grace Curtis.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7-9 pm
Word of Mouth/MOTR Pub
1345 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH

Ralph LaCharity, Robert Murphy, Bea Opengart and Nathan Swartzendruber plus others at this monthly feature/open reading series in Over the Rhine.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 3-4 pm
Cincinnati Public Main Library, Popular Library Lounge
800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH

The Public Library will conclude its Poetry Month celebration with readings by Dos Madres editor Robert Murphy, Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel and other Dos Madres poets.

Realms of the Mothers: The First Decade of Dos Madres Press is made possible with funding from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsWave. Add your support to the work of Dos Madres Press. All who make a tax deductible donation of one hundred dollars by December 31, 2016 will receive a copy of the anthology as well as a book from the first decade.