Book Launch for UNDER SLEEP'S NEW MOON by Joseph Hutchison!

Join us for the in-person book launch for Under Sleep's New Moon by Joseph Hutchison on October 9 at 7 pm! We're so excited to offer limited in-person author events again. Please note that registration is free but required in order to cap attendance, and masks are required indoors for all guests. Guests can remove their masks when seated and eating or drinking. This event will be held on BookBar's patio. Please enter through the front door, purchase your refreshments, and head to the patio. If Covid conditions change, we may need to reschedule this event as a virtual event.

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About the Author:

Joseph Hutchison is the author of nineteen poetry collections, including The World As Is: New & Selected Poems 1972-2015, Marked Men, and the Colorado Poetry Award-winning Bed of Coals. He served as Colorado Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2019 and currently directs the Professional Creative Writing graduate program at the University of Denver’s University College.

About the Book:

The road a poet travels is often littered with unrealized fragments, half-realized drafts, and unfinished poems that found their ways into a magazine but never earned their way into a book. If a poet is lucky, a few of such left-behinds might be “rescued,” released into their true form thanks to abilities that have ripened over many years of practice. In Under Sleep’s New Moon, Hutchison offers a range of such poems, all rescued from twenty years of writing between 1970 and 1990. The poems in this new/old collection are by turns personal and public, surreal and naturalistic, musical and plain-spoken. But all explore the liminal regions we live in every day, too often unconscious of what we’re finding there. What this poet found there he has lifted into new confi gurations, where at last the poems can speak for themselves.

“Not just rescued poems from Under Sleep’s New Moon, but a sustained radiance and thrall that continues to rescue language and the natural world from the maw of capitalism. [Hutchison’s] voice ‘tries on color after color,’ pushing toward an aura we all need in today’s heartless weather. I’ve been admiring Hutchison’s poems for over thirty years, and I’m so glad he took these out from under his magic hat.”

—Mark Irwin, author of Shimmer, winner of the 2018 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

Event date: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
Under Sleep's New Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781630450748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYQ Books - September 1st, 2021