“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
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.
Help mobilize support for Gemini Ink at our annual marathon reading.
Join us for a morning walk of bird watching and writing led by Duncan Hayes.
Celebrate National Poetry Month by supporting the Writers in Communities (WIC) program, and independent publishing. A special presentation will be given by artist/writer Regina Moya, whose recent work with WIC includes poetry and painting workshops for children ages 9–16 in the Migrant Children’s Project. The evening also includes a special performance by musician/poet Andrea Vocab Sanderson and honors local small press publisher Wings Press. Proceeds benefit Voices de la Luna, and the Writers in Communities program.
Master Storyteller Luis Alberto Urrea rolls into town.