WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 AT 7PM
SUNBATHING ON TYRONE POWER'S GRAVE
BY KIM DOWER
with RON KOERTGE AND CHARLES HARPER WEBB
In Kim Dower’s fourth collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, death has never felt so alive!
Alluring titles to haunting last lines, the poems in Dower’s fourth collection soothe, terrify, and always surprise, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary. Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, humor and heartache, Dower’s poetry continues to be quirky, dark, sexy, disarmingly candid, and moving, and here she explores the landscape of death and its intersections with love, longing, obsession, sadness, joy, and beauty. Wise and soaring, these poems bravely imagine another life beyond the one we all know where even the angels surrounding the graves are wearing bikinis, smoking Kool Lights.
Kim Dower was City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, California from October 2016 to October 2018. Kim received a BFA from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing. She has published four collections of poetry: Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, her latest, is “exuberant, sexy and sobering, remarkable poems finding Kim at the top of her game,” says bestselling author (I LOVE DICK), Chris Kraus.
Ron Koertge is the author of many celebrated novels, including Stoner & Spaz, Strays, and The Brimstone Journals, all American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, and American Library Association Top Ten Sports Books for Youth Selection; and The Arizona Kid, an American Library Association pick for “one of the ten funniest books of the year.”
Called by Lifescape“Southern California’s most inventive and accessible poet,”Charles Harper Webb, Ph.D. has published twelve books of poetry, including Reading the Water, Liver,Amplified Dog, Shadow Ball: New and Selected Poems, What Things Are Made Of, Brain Camp, and his most recent, Sidebend World, published in 2018 by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
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