BookBar BookClub

On the second Wednesday of the month, BookBar hosts a BookBar BookClub from 7pm - 9pm! For September we're lucky enough to be joined by the author of Marked Men himself, Poet Laureat Joesph Hutchinson. He'll be in conversation with BookBar's own Tommy Vanture. 

About the Book:
The narrative poems of Joseph Hutchison's Marked Men are epic in their sweep, evoking the forging of American history against the backdrop of the American West.

"Marked Men is a book where truth finally catches up with history. Deeply researched, with language unmatched by any I've seen, this is a work honest in its depth, alive with past and present worlds, with old ghosts, and powerful layers of our landscape. Even if you think you know the history of Sand Creek, this book will grab you up and carry you off by the scruff of the neck. Read it, and remember the stories in this land, still walking on our streets, and still alive."-Linda Hogan

"Since the earliest times the poet has been our first historian, telling the stories that make us who were are. In Marked Men Joseph Hutchison reminds us just how dark, how bloody the history of the 'New World' has been. But the longest of his three powerful poems is not just a story about the deep vein of hatred and prejudice leading to the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. It is also a portrait of decent resistance in the person of Silas Soule and his friend Ned Wynkoop. This book deepens and complicates our national story. It is written in blood and the fire of indignation."-David Mason

Joseph Hutchison is the author of more than a dozen collections of poems, including Thread of the Real, The Rain At Midnight, Bed of Coals(winner of the Colorado Poetry Award), House of Mirrors, and the Colorado Governor's Award volume, Shadow-Light.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Marked Men Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625490346
Availability: Special Order - subject to availability
Published: Wordtech Communications - June 26th, 2013

The World as Is: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2015 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781630450281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: NYQ Books - October 1st, 2016

Thread of the Real Cover Image
ISBN: 9780971367852
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Conundrum Press - May 29th, 2012

Bed of Coals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938853333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Futurecycle Press - January 21st, 2014