Join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:30pm to celebrate Poetry Month with three local poets!
Rust by Kika Dorsey
The rich poems of Rust are a sensory and sensual pleasure, ranging from grief to ecstasy in their passage up and down the scales. “Rife with mythology, whether it be Egyptian stories … or tales taken from the Christian paradigm ... Kika Dorsey’s narrative poetry is a surreal dreamscape that is just as grounding as it is visionary. Rust is a psychological journey.” — Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior by Carolina Ebeid
You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior moves by way of metaphors and poetic turns that reveal and wound; they cover territories ranging from personal confession and diagnosis to political catastrophes such as war and exile. Each poem in You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior is an ardent fathoming of our most interior selves. Ebeid's long-awaited first collection is a momentary "allegory for the soul."
House of Sugar, House of Stone by Emily Pérez
House of Sugar, House of Stone weaves Grimm's Fairy Tales into modern life to explore an undercurrent of terror about living in a family. These poems slip between the worlds of the wolf-haunted forest and the harried house of the contemporary parent, until the two bleed into each other. These musical, emotionally ruthless pieces occasionally find respite, but Pérez reminds us: “Either way / you’re lost. Either way / you’ll wander into deeper woods.”
This is a FREE event, open to everybody!