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Lesbian Fiction/Lesbian BooksRed Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.
Air Kissing on Marsby: Kim Dower
Publication Date: October 2010
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Kim Dower’s poems are sensual and rhapsodic journeys through emotional landscapes sweeping everyday life. Playful, intelligent, funny, edgy, engaging—sometimes biting, ironic and dark, sometimes dreamy and surreal, full of poignancy and arresting metaphors, the daily, simple occurrences in Air Kissing On Mars startle and provoke, while stirring up the fairy dust and turbulent weight of memory; evoking the possibilities and gorgeous chaos of life.
Open and inviting, these poems draw the reader into a world seen upside down, inside out, a sideways bird reporting on a universe filled with mystery and passion. Joan Didion meets Tinkerbell, Kim Dower’s poems are as whimsical and light as they are rich and intense. Simultaneously humorous and profound these passionate and personal poems, relatable to all, are drenched with vivid imagery, and sparkle with surprise.
Lost languages, disappearing mailboxes, locomotives pummeling through dreams, taxi drivers thrown by the earth’s rotation, shadows in closets, vanishing carrots, men who exfoliate—all manner of haunting evocations come together in this opus of shining and startling wisdom.
All Red Hen Titles by Author:
Air Kissing on Mars
Slice of Moon
Upcoming Events for this Author:
Kim Dower Reading at Barnes & Noble (2013-09-16 0:00 am)
Kim Dower at Barnes and Noble Booksellers (2013-09-16 7:00 pm)
Kim Dower at Vroman's Bookstore (2013-09-26 7:00 pm)
Kim Dower at Book Soup (2013-09-29 4:00 pm)
Kim Dower at Skylight Books (2013-10-01 7:30 pm)
Kim Dower at 2013 Wordstock Festival (2013-10-05 0:00 am)
Kim Dower at UCI (2013-10-08 0:00 am)
Kim Dower at Book Passage (2013-10-17 7:00 pm)