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Three things I like: succulent gardens, exploitative reality TV shows, and making lists of threes.
Currently reading: Empire of the Summer Moon, by S C Gwynne.
The Book Cellar hosts an all-poetry event! We welcome to the store poets Kate Gale, William Trowbridge, and Ron Koertge, to read selections of their work.
Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of The Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, Los Angeles. She teaches in Low Residency MFA programs around the country and serves on the boards of A Room of Her Own Foundation and Poetry Society of America. Kate is the author six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which premiered in October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. Her latest poetry collections are The Goldilocks Zone and Echo Light, forthcoming this Fall. She is also the editor of several anthologies and blogs for Huffington Post.
William Trowbridge is the Poet Laureate of Missouri. He is the author of the poetry collections Ship of Fool, Enter Dark Stranger, O Paradise, Flickers, and The Complete Book of Kong, and the chapbooks The Packing House Cantata, The Four Seasons, and The Book of Kong. His poems have appeared in such periodicals as The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, The Georgia Review, Poetry, Boulevard, and New Letters. He lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska’s low-residency MFA program.
Ron Koertge teaches at Hamline University in their low-residency MFA program for Children’s Writing. His new book is Sex World, his first collection of short, short fiction. His recent books of poetry include Fever (Red Hen Press, 2007), Indigo (Red Hen Press, 2009), Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses (Candlewick Press, 2012), and The Ogre’s Wife (Red Hen Press, 2013). Koertge also writes fiction for teenagers, including many novels and novels-in-verse: The Brimstone Journals, Stoner & Spaz, Strays, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs, and Coaltown Jesus. All were honored by the American Library Association, and two received PEN awards. He is the recipient of grants from the NEA and the California Arts Council and has poems in two volumes of Best American Poetry. He lives in South Pasadena, California.
Old St. Pat's book group will meet to discuss The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.
The Salon Classics book group meets to discuss their November selection, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.
The Book Cellar will close early tonight so we can all have time to put our turkeys in the oven (and/or get stuck at O'Hare). Happy Thanksgiving!
The Book Cellar will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving. Have a happy holiday!
Ease your Black Friday and Cyber Monday guilt by supporting independent businesses on Small Business Saturday! Patronize brick and mortor business--shop small and local! We'll have authors in the store throughout the day selling books, and as always, being a frequent customer saves you 10% on all your books!