Monday, April 20, 2009

Joe Neal recommends The Poets Guide to Birds

Here's a "birding" opportunity for folks in the northwest Arkansas
area when you can't be out birding, but are sort of
birding-in-the-mind and want company. The reading & reception are at
Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, at 205 Dickson Street (corner of
Church & Dickson -- old Smokehouse Bldg).

Van Brock and Geoff Brock - The Poets Guide to Birds
Reading, Reception, & Booksigning
Saturday April 25th 6 pm

Van and Geoff Brock will be reading their contributions in The Poets
Guide to the Birds, published by Anhinga Press and edited by Judith
Kitchen and Ted Kooser. After the reading, a reception catered by
Brick House Kitchen will follow.

The painter, Walter Inglis Anderson, once said that birds are the
holes in heaven through which man may pass. Many of us look upon birds
with the kind of awe and wonder Anderson's statement suggests. Here
are poems that might otherwise go unnoticed amidst the dense foliage
of contemporary poetry. --(slightly rephrased from Ted Kooser, U.S.
Poet Laureate 2004-2006)

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