“Adding his voice to the current debate about the US occupation of Iraq, in poems written in the tradition of such poets as Wilfred Owen, Yusef Komunyakaa (Dien Cai Dau), Bruce Weigl (Song of Napalm) and Alice James’ own Doug Anderson (The Moon Reflected Fire), Iraqi war veteran Brian Turner writes power-fully affecting poetry of witness, exceptional for its beauty, honesty, and skill. Based on Turner’s yearlong tour in Iraq as an infantry team leader, the poems offer gracefully rendered, unflinching description but, remarkably, leave the reader to draw conclusions or moral lessons. Here, Bullet is a must-read for anyone who cares about the war, regardless of political affiliation.” – Amazon
We hope you’ll make it out to our staff reading on June 23 at 7pm. Featuring performances by Sheila Black, Jen Knox, Bernadette Smyth, Ben Tremillo, and Alexandra Van De Kamp. Join us at Beethoven Maennerchor and have a cold bier while you’re at it. Free admission and open to all.
Amanda Flores kicks off the evening with a spoken word performance connected to Carmen Tafolla‘s Sonnets to Human Beings.
Gemini Ink and Trinity University’s Department of English welcome novelist and genre-bending author of Reality Hunger David Shields for a reading and conversation.
A reading and book signing with Sharon Olinka and Veronica Golos.
Help mobilize support for Gemini Ink at our annual marathon reading.
Laura Van Prooyen & Students share the work they produced in the 2015 Gemini Ink Poetry Manuscript Workshop.