UPCOMING AUTHORS AND TITLES
(Zoom Meetings Monthly @ 7pm CST; RSVP for Zoom invite)
11/18: Poet Wendy Barker, Gloss
Dec date TBA: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Barefoot Dogs
PREVIOUS AUTHORS/TITLES INCLUDE
Debut Novelist Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale: Edge of Dark Water
Winner of the Iowa Prize for Nonfiction Kendra Allen: When You Learn the Alphabet
2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez: With The River on Our Face
New York Times Bestselling Author Kathleen Kent: The Dime & The Burn
Critically Acclaimed Novelist David Samuel Levinson: Tell Me How This Ends Well
Nov 18, 7pm CST
Wendy Barker’s Gloss
Wendy Barker’s Gloss utilizes the lyric form to conduct an archaeological dig, a profound excavation. With wit and candor, the poet unspools the narratives of three generations of women to create a family portrait that is vivid, complex, and sometimes shocking. Gloss sifts through the mud of personal history in a quest for the “patterns” that might provide us with answers to the universal question, “how do we become what we are?”
~ Vincent Toro, author of Stereo. Island. Mosaic.
Wendy Barker is an American poet. She is Poet-in-Residence and the Pearl LeWinn Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she has taught since 1982. Barker’s seventh full-length collection of poems is Gloss (Saint Julian Press). Her sixth collection, One Blackbird at a Time, was chosen for the John Ciardi Prize and was published by BkMk Press in 2015. Earlier book collections include her novel in prose poems, Nothing Between Us: The Berkeley Years (runner-up for the Del Sol Prize and released by Del Sol Press in 2009); Poems from Paradise (WordTech, 2005); Way of Whiteness (Wings Press, 2000); Let the Ice Speak (Ithaca House, 1991); and Winter Chickens (Corona Publishing Co., 1990).