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The Big Texas Read with Laurie Ann Guerrero, August 17th, 2022
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The Big Texas Read with Laurie Ann Guerrero, August 17th, 2022


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A Free Monthly Online Reading Series from Writing Workshops Dallas & Gemini Ink

August 17th, 2022 via Zoom @ 7PM CST

Up Next: We're reading and discussing Laurie Ann Guerrero's collection of poems in the TCU Texas Poets Laureate Series: I have Eaten the Rattlesnake. The discussion will be moderated by Xelena González.

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Previously (07/20/22): We featured poet Alexandra van de Kamp:

THE PITCH

Unplug from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. As featured in Poets&Writers, Forbes, Book Riot, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, we’ll be reading ONE work of prose or poetry written by a Texas author every month! We’ll be with you all the way from page one to “THE END” with our Zoom author chats and Q&A’s. It's a big virtual book club, and we'd love for you to join in the fun!

About I Have Eaten the Rattlesnake; New and Selected Poems

This collection of Guerrero’s new and selected work documents the struggle to both honor and disrupt cultural, social, and familial traditions and histories. Hers is an honest and fearless examination of racism, sexism, domestic abuse, illness, and loss.

Feminist writer, mother, and educator, Guerrero has been described by the San Antonio Current as “a badass of poetic proportions.” In her poems, bodies sway “above the cotton like sheets on a line,” women turn into roosters, grief is carried like a newborn, snake venom is made in the marrow of the atlas bone, and the greatest revolution is “to sing graveside, to whisper intention into bowls of beans, to dance / without fear or fight.” With her unfailingly bold imagery and sharp eye, this collection of Guerrero’s work is a carefully constructed artifact by a poet who works and thinks with her hands.

This volume is the fourteenth in the TCU Press Texas Poet Laureate series.

About Laurie Ann Guerrero

PREVIOUS AUTHORS/TITLES INCLUDE PARTNER BOOKSTORES
We're excited to partner with Interabang Books in Dallas and The Twig Book Shop in San Antonio for The Big Texas Read. You can order your book directly from either bookstore and have it delivered to your front door!

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this reading series and/or to suggest an author.

Interabang Books is an independent bookstore with a hand-picked selection of books and gifts for adults and kids. Interabang opened in July 2017 at the southeast corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane with 12,000+ titles in popular categories.

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