UNM alumnus Gary Jackson, graduate student Richard Vargas and Lauren Camp are featured poets at "Triptych," a reading presented by the Local Poets Guild on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. at The Kosmos, 1715-5th Street NW.

Jackson's poetry manuscript, "Missing You, Metropolis," was selected as the winner of the Cave Canem Prize and published by Graywolf Press. Yusef Komunyakaa, contest judge, said the book "embodies a voice uniquely shaped and tuned for the 21st century. Playful, jaunty, rueful, and highly serious – sometimes within a singular poem – this persona has been forged in the caldron of popular iconography, especially in the culture of the comic book." Jackson completed his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at UNM and has lived in Korea for the past year. This will be his first event back in the United States and the official release of "Missing You, Metropolis."

Vargas is the author of "McLife" and "American Jesus." He studies creative writing in the MFA program at UNM and edits a new poetry magazine, The Mas Tequila Review.

Camp juggles a visual art career, teaching creative writing workshops, tutoring English and producing the music and poetry program "Audio Saucepan" for KSFR-FM. She is the author of "This Business of Wisdom."

The suggested donation for the reading is $5. For more information, contact Lisa Gill at nearartexperience@yahoo.com or (505) 382-0704.