On Tuesday, November 13, 8 Voices, contemporary poetry from the American Southwest will have its Oklahoma launch at MAINSITE Contemporary Gallery, 122 East Main Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73069. The book is a collection of eight widely published poets from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The reading and signing will begin at 7:00p.m. Admission is free and seating is limited. Nathan Brown, award winning Oklahoma poet, will be joined by Tony Mares of Albuquerque and Karla K. Morton, poet laureate of Texas.
Baskerville Publishers is pleased to announce the November release of 8 Voices, contemporary poetry of the American Southwest. During late November, the book will received simultaneous launches in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Norman, Oklahoma, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas.
Eight poets were selected whose work clearly demonstrates that poetry of the southwest is not “regional,” but deals with the universal themes of all good poetry, while not losing a sense of place. Tom Sleigh writes of the book, …”these poems are wonderfully idiosyncratic voices as cosmopolitan as they are rooted in what Seamus Heaney once called ‘the music of what happens’… The region that unites them is the republic of memorable speech.”
Dan Williams, Director of the TCU Press, who was the editor of 8 Voices, concludes his introduction, “I have gained much becoming acquainted with the poems included in this volume, and I feel privileged to have read and selected them. I believe anyone who picks up this volume will feel the same.”