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Keetje Kuipers, Geffrey Davis, & Erika Meitner, All Its Charms, Night Angler, & Holy Moly Carry Me - Group Poetry Reading!

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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

Join us in the Readings Gallery for an awesome line-up of stellar poets!

Keetje Kuipers’ new collection of poems All Its Charms chronicles her decision to become a single-mother-by-choice and her marriage to the only woman she ever loved. These poems contain more than the reinvention of family—they show who we can become when we move past who we thought we’d be.

Geffrey Davis’s award-winning second collection, Night Angler, reads as an evolving love letter and meditation on what it means to raise an American family. In poems of deep gratitude and wonder, Davis delivers a heart-strong prayer for the messy success of breaking through trauma to create new models of fatherhood.

Holy Moly Carry Me takes readers into the heart of Appalachia—its highways and strip malls, its fragility and danger—and wrestles with racial tensions, religious identity, gun violence, raising children, and the anxieties of life in the 21st century. With a refusal to settle for easy answers, Meitner’s poems never stop asking what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves.  

Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poetry: Beautiful in the Mouth (BOA, 2010), The Keys to the Jail (BOA, 2014), and All Its Charms (BOA, 2019). Her work has been published in over a hundred magazines, included in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies, read on NPR’s Writer’s Almanac, and honored with a Wallace Stegner fellowship, Bread Loaf fellowship, and the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. Kuipers is faculty at Hugo House and Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest. She lives with her family on an island in the Salish Sea.

Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler (BOA Editions, 2019), winner of the James Laughlin Award, and Revising the Storm (BOA Editions, 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. A recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, and the Vermont Studio Center, his work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Mississippi Review, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. A Pacific Northwest native, Davis teaches with the University of Arkansas and The Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program. He also serves as poetry editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018), Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. Meitner is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs.

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All Its Charms (American Poets Continuum #171) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942683766
Published: BOA Editions - April 23rd, 2019

Beautiful in the Mouth (A. Poulin #32) Cover Image
By Keetje Kuipers, Thomas Lux (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781934414330
Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2010

The Keys to the Jail (American Poets Continuum #142) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938160264
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2014

Night Angler (American Poets Continuum #172) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942683780
Published: BOA Editions - April 30th, 2019

Revising the Storm (A. Poulin #36) Cover Image
By Geffrey Davis, Dorianne Laux (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781938160288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2014

Holy Moly Carry Me (American Poets Continuum #166) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942683629
Published: BOA Editions - September 11th, 2018

Ideal Cities: Poems (National Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061995187
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: Harper Perennial - August 17th, 2010

Copia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938160462
Published: BOA Editions - September 9th, 2014