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Kim Dower and Lynnell Edwards at The Last BookstoreDate: Jul 22nd, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring St., (Entrance on 5th Street)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
Please join celebrated authors Lynnell Edwards and Kim Dower at The Last Bookstore for a reading, discussion, and book signing. The Last Bookstore, with its focus on great events and the burgeoning Downtown community, is a Los Angeles treasure. It is one of the last places in LA still buying books, so trade in a few and pick up a new copy of Covet and Air Kissing on Mars. For more information, please contact The Last Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Red Hen Press at email@example.com.
Lynnell Edwards is the author of three collections of poetry, Covet (2011), The Highwayman's Wife (2007), and The Farmer's Daughter (2003), all from Red Hen Press. Her book reviews and short fiction have been published nationally in such journals as Pleiades, The Hollins Critic, Connecticut Review, American Book Review, and New Madrid. She is Associate Professor of English at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She also writes a books column for Louisville Magazine and is a Board member of InKY, inc., sponsor of the monthly literary reading series InKY, which she co-produces.
Praise for Covet:
"Lynnell Edwards' new collection of finely wrought poems invites us to join her pacing the quotidian, where the objects and furniture of other peoples' lives can be as covetous as ghosts. Here we find ourselves settled and unsettled, able to touch the absence in the passages of joy. Such things as coyotes and domestic life are faced with wry humor and a 'salted grace,' and an age-dulled prism becomes a 'lost slipper of light.' This fine poet's ability to 'see into the life of things,' as Wordsworth put it, makes her third book a quiet revelation and a necessary read."
¬David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate
Kim (Freilich) Dower grew up in New York on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston. Upon graduating, Kim stayed at Emerson where she taught Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry for two years before moving to Los Angeles where she pursued other writing projects and began her own literary publicity company called Kim-from-L.A., the name for which she has become famous in the world of book publishing. A few years ago, "like magic, like a dream," poetry re-entered her life and the poems have been rushing out as if a 25 year dam had broken, and she's been writing three or more poems a week. Kim's work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Seneca Review, and in the on-line video magazine, Guerilla Reads. Her book of poems, Air Kissing on Mars, was released by Red Hen Press in 2010. She lives with her family in West Hollywood, California.
Praise for Air Kissing on Mars:
"Sensual and evocative, these poems traverse the chaos of everyday life with a light touch that can turn ironic and edgy without you even noticing it. Some are lyrical snapshots of life's bittersweet moments, while others seamlessly combine humor and heartache."
Los Angeles Times
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER FOR COVET HERE: http://vimeo.com/28443172