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A Wordspace Salon with Greg Brownderville

When: January 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: Salons are held in private homes, please RSVP to wordspace@wordspace.us
Hosted by: Sanderia Faye

brownderville_grWordSpace celebrates the release of Greg Brownderville’s third poetry collection, A Horse with Holes in It.

Greg is an associate professor in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University, where he also serves as editor of The Southwest Review. He is a great friend of WordSpace and in the past has participated in both our Pegasus Poetry Series and First Hearings at The Wild Detectives. We are delighted to give him this evening to himself.

Join us on January 19 for an evening of poetry, conversation, drinks, and food. Because WordSpace Salons are held in private homes, we ask that you rsvp to wordspace@wordspace.us to receive the address.

 

A Horse with Holes in It, published by LSU Press in the Southern Messenger Poets series, employs downloadinventive phrasing and vivid imagery to construct a particular life marked by religion, confused by desire, dulled by alcohol, and darkened by death. But Brownderville also skillfully uses humor to soften the disquieting images that haunt these stanzas. Strange stories wind through these poems: Two method actors live as lovers in a war torn city and take the stage in an empty playhouse. A poet confesses to killing thousands of Arkansas blackbirds via folk magic. A preteen boy, deeply involved in an underground religion, is pressured into marrying a dangerous demon. Brownderville’s poems examine a soulscape wrecked almost beyond recognition and dig deeply through the ruins.

 


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