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Inner Moonlight: MH Clay & Opalina Salas

The Wild Detectives

We are proud to present MH Clay and Opalina Salas for this month’s Inner Moonlight! Brief open mic to follow. Come prepared to share a poem!

MH Clay is a poet, playwright, musician, actor and raconteur residing in Dallas, TX.  He is the poetry editor at www.MadSwirl.com. He is the author of Perhaps This Rain and Other PrecipitationsSonoffred, and ANGST. His poems have been published in Death List Five and online at The Misty Mountain review. He is the co-host, with Mad Swirl founder/editor-in-chief Johnny Olson, at Mad Swirl’s monthly Open Mic, held every first Wednesday of the month in Dallas.

Opalina Salas is a poet, a former bookstore owner, and creator and host of the Poets on X+ reading series, held in her beloved home of Oak Cliff, TX. She has been writing and performing in and around the DFW area for 20 years with her comrade, partner and fellow poet, Carlos Salas. Her first collection of poetry, Black Sparrow Dress, is slated for release from Mad Swirl in April 2019.

Black Sparrow Dress is a full-color, 82-page poetry collection is “about recalling the past and letting go. It’s about the town I call home and the poets I call friends. It’s about love and remorse, outrage and abandonment, but also hope. It’s about a woman’s journey through changes; aging, addictions, laments, misgivings, to eventual empowerment.”

Inner Moonlight is the second Wednesday of every month. Mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!

“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
—Allen Ginsberg, from On Being a Writer

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