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Changing Hands Bookstore Author Event

April 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm PDT


Authors Karen Brennan, Kate Gale, and Cynthia Hogue present and celebrate their most recent releases at Changing Hands Phoenix.


  • We’re limiting attendance to allow for social distancing, so registration via Eventbrite is required for admission.
  • Masks are required.


About Television: A Memoir Television is a fluid text that sometimes reads like poetry, sometimes like prose, while exploring classism, ableism, and feminism in a world defined by the advent of new media and, for the author, a privilege that often felt suffocating.

About The Loneliest Girl | Who was more alone than Medusa? Raped in Athena’s temple, transformed into a monster, and banished into a cave, Medusa may be the ultimate example of victim-blaming. In The Loneliest Girl, Kate Gale creates a powerful alternative narrative for Medusa and for all women who have carried guilt and shame—for being a woman, for not being enough, for being a victim. She offers a narrative in which women are the makers of the world–in which women find their way out from the cave of the Cisthene and into a world where they determine their own destiny.

About Distantly | This bilingual edition of Nicole Brossard’s lyrical poetry is a sequence of lush, taut cityscapes. The poems comprise an evocative distillation of postmodern urban life with a sharp sense of cultural and gendered histories of violence and beauty and struggles for survival and intimacy. The cities in Brossard’s poems feel surreal, and in them dwell survivors of “misfortunes,” living in urban landscapes with their “gleaming debris” and “bridges, ghats, / rivers in a time of peace and torture.”

Karen Brennan is the author of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. A recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship and an AWP award, she is Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. Her stories, poems, and essays have been widely published in journals and magazines and have been included in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Georgia, Michigan (among others) as well as The Best Small Fictions, 2017 and An Anthology of Contemporary XXperimental Women Writers (Spuyten Duyvil). Since 1991, she has served as core faculty for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Television, a memoir is her eighth book.

Kate Gale is co-founder and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, and Editor of the Los Angeles Review. She teaches in the Low Residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. In addition to The Loneliest Girl, she is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Goldilocks Zone (U of NM Press, 2014) and Echo Light (Red Mountain P, 2014).

Cynthia Hogue’s most recent collections are Revenance (2014) and In June the Labyrinth (2017). Her tenth collection, instead, it is dark, will be out from Red Hen Press in 2023. Distantly by Nicole Brossard is her third co-translated volume. Hogue’s recent chapbook is entitled Contain (Tram Editions 2022). Her honors include two NEA Fellowships. She taught as the Marshall Chair in Poetry for fifteen years at ASU, before retiring to Tucson.


April 30, 2022
6:30 pm PDT


Changing Hands Bookstore – Phoenix
300 West Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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