Jeffrey C. Alfier, author of the upcoming Silver Birch Press poetry release THE WOLF YEARLING (late May 2013)  — will appear on Saturday, May 11th at a poetry festival in Midland, Texas, sponsored by the Poetry Society of Texas.

WHAT: The Permian Basin Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas Poetry and Music Festval featuring poetry readings and book signings

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013,  3-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Ground Floor, 203 W. Wall Street, Midland, Texas

The event will also feature readings by Amy Johnson King, Larry D. Thomas (2008 Texas Poet Laureate), Loretta Diane Walker, Connie Lane Williams, H. Glen Walton, Opalina Salas, Carlos Salas, Josh Weir, Darla McBryde, Kelly Ann Ellis, BeccaLynn, Tobi Cogswell, Claire Vogel, and Jocelyn Mosman.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeffrey C. Alfier is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2010 nominee for the UK’s Forward Prize for Poetry. In 2012, he was nominated for a Breadloaf scholarship. In 2006, he received honorable mention for the Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize, and in 2005 won first place awards from the Redrock Writer’s Guild of Utah and the Arizona State Poetry Society. He holds an MA in Humanities from California State University at Dominguez Hills. Having served twenty-seven years in the U.S. Air Force, he is a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Alfier’s poetry has appeared in many literary journals and his chapbooks include Offloading the Wounded (2009), Before the Troubadour Exits (2010), The Gathering Light at San Cataldo (2012), and The City Without Her (2012). He serves as co-editor of San Pedro River Review. Silver Birch Press will release his poetry collection, THE WOLF YEARLING, in late May 2013.