1st Saturday Poetry: Kyle Laws and Jared Smith

Join Kyle Laws and Jared Smith, reading from their colloborative work, This Town: Poems of Correspondence for our First Saturday Poetry Series!
Happy Hour mingling starts at 4:30, reading starts at 5:30. 

About the Book:
This Town: Poems of Correspondence is a unique collaboration between Colorado poets Kyle Laws and Jared Smith, who alternated poems to create the lifeblood and spirit of a town which might be located in any part of the country--and yet is specific to the town we each think of as our own.

About the Authors: 
Kyle Laws’ collections include along with This Town: Poems of Correspondence with Jared Smith; So Bright to Blind (Five Oaks Press, 2015); Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014); My Visions Are As Real As Your Movies, Joan of Arc Says to Rudolph Valentino (Dancing Girl Press, 2013); and George Sand’s Haiti (co-winner of Poetry West’s 2012 award). With six nominations for a Pushcart Prize, her poems and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Awarded two residencies in poetry from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), she is one of eight members of the Boiler House Poets who perform and study at the museum. She is the editor and publisher of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.  www.kylelaws.com

Jared Smith is the author of 14 volumes of poetry.  He is Poetry Editor of Turtle Island Quarterly and a former editorial staff member of The New York Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, Home Planet News, and Trail & Timberline, as well as former board member of several arts and literary non-profits in New York, Illinois, and Colorado.  His work has appeared in hundreds of  journals and anthologies in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, China, and Taiwan.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm