A Celebration of Poetry Month with Ann Bookman, Sara Epstein, and Alexis Ivy

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a celebration of poetry month with Ann Bookman, Sara Epstein, and Alexis Ivy

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7 PM

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ABOUT BLOOD LINES BY ANN BOOKMAN

Blood Lines traces the inheritance of a brass menorah, art, and cancer. In this lyrical book of questions and wonder, Ann Bookman reveals a story of loss-vermillion wallet; heirloom ivory comb; mother. Here too, discovery-a healer father unable to save his wife; an adolescence of sadness and freedom; a wary, joyful parenthood; a generous love. With interstices of careful prose, there is a fullness of narrative in this satisfying and moving portrait of the first woman in at least four generations on her maternal grandmother's side to enter her seventh decade.

ABOUT BAR OF REST BY SARA EPSTEIN

"The opening poem in Bar of Rest sets the scene: "Their dad and I do not touch/ anymore." The poem closes with the longing for a place where the speaker's heart "can hurt, and hope, and heal." But this first collection by Sara Epstein is not just about looking back at what was, the child she was, or the mother she became. Rather, the thrust of Bar of Rest is about the many aspects of divorcing, including coming out at fifty-five, coming into the woman this speaker feels she is meant to be." - Moira Linehan, author of Toward and & Company

ABOUT TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS BY ALEXIS IVY

Taking the Homeless Census, Alexis Ivy’s second poetry collection, begins with her award-winning crown of sonnets concerning her work with the homeless community. This 15-sonnet sequence captures the vulnerable moments of shared humanity. The remaining poems are a heartfelt response to the crown, splintering the poet’s relationship with her lifework while questioning the definition of home. Known for their thoughtful attention to language and form, Ivy’s poems find beauty in the wounds. Taking the Homeless Census lets readers touch the untouchable.

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Blood Lines By Ann Bookman Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781639800698
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Published: Kelsay Books - February 26th, 2022

With good reason Ann Bookman's Blood Lines opens in perplexity and grief. A number of women in her Ashkenazi Jewish family, including the poet's mother, have died from breast or ovarian cancer. The poet herself and her own daughter have the BRCA gene mutation, giving both of them an elevated chance of developing such cancers.


Bar of Rest By Sara Epstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781639802852
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Published: Kelsay Books - March 24th, 2023

Taking the Homeless Census By Alexis Ivy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947817142
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Published: Saturnalia Books - May 5th, 2020

Taking the Homeless Census, Alexis Ivy’s second poetry collection, begins with her award-winning crown of sonnets concerning her work with the homeless community. This 15-sonnet sequence captures the vulnerable moments of shared humanity.


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