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8 Voices: Readings & Signings in OK, NM, and TX

Starting November 13th, Baskerville Publishers will launch its latest poetry book, 8 Voices: Contemporary Poetry of the American Southwest, with a series of readings and signings across the Southwest US.

8 Voices is a collection of the work of eight widely published poets from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Eight poets were selected whose work clearly demonstrates that the contemporary poetry of the southwest moves far beyond the “regional” to the universal, while not losing a sense of place. The book can be purchased here, or on or at fine bookstores everywhere.

Tom Sleigh writes of the book, “…these poems are wonderfully idiosyncratic voices as cosmopolitan as they are rooted in what Seamus Heaney once called ‘the music of what happens’… The region that unites them is the republic of memorable speech.” Dan Williams, the editor of 8 Voices, concludes his introduction, “I have gained much becoming acquainted with the poems included in this volume, and I feel privileged to have read and selected them. I believe anyone who picks up this volume will feel the same.

The dates and locations for the launch events are as follows:

MAINSITE Contemporary Gallery, 122 East Main Street, Norman, OK 73069

The reading and signing will begin at 7:00p.m.  Admission is free and seating is limited.  Nathan Brown, award winning Oklahoma poet, will be joined by Tony Mares of Albuquerque and Karla K. Morton, poet laureate of Texas.

Lucky Bean Café, 500 Montezuma, Santa Fe, NM

The reading and signing will begin at 6:30p.m.  Admission is free.  Reading at the signing will be Elizabeth Raby of Santa Fe, Tony Mares of Albuquerque, Karla K. Morton and Ronald E. Moore of Texas.

Steinway Hall, 3717 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

The reading and signing will begin at 6:45p.m.  Admission is free but reservations must be made by calling 817-923-1064.  Jose’ Feghali, Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn Competition will perform.  Reading at the signing will be Nathan Brown of Oklahoma, Elizabeth Raby of New Mexico, and from Texas, Jeffrey DeLotto, Alan Birkelbach, Gary Swaim, and Ronald Moore.

La Cima Club, 5215 North O’Connor Road, in Irving (The Tower at Williams Square, 26th Floor)

The reading and signing will begin at 6:30p.m. and admission is free.  The three poets reading are Gary Swaim, Minnie Piper Stevens Professor of Excellence from S.M.U., Alan Birkelbach and Karla K. Morton, both Texas Poet Laureates.

We look forward to seeing you!

Posted in News - Written by Baskerville Webmaestro on November 11, 2012