Leslie Ann Mcilroy: Bloomsburg: 10/29/08
Wednesday, October 29, 7PM: The Big Dog Reading Series presents poet Leslie Anne Mcilroy, in a collaborative performance with guitarist Don Bertschman, in The Hideaway, Kehr Union Building, Bloomsburg University. Mcilroy will read selections from Liquid Like This (Word Press, 2008), the latest book from this Pittsburgh-based poet, writer, and editor. Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Prize for her chapbook Gravel and the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her book Rare Space.
“In Liquid Like This, she intensifies her talent for seeking and seeing both sides of truth, bridging the beautiful and the profane. Like Tom Waits’ baby sister and Neruda’s granddaughter, her new gritty narratives seduce as easily as they caution; soothe as easily as they trouble,” writes poet Terrance Hayes.
This event is free and open to the public. Call 570-389-4881 for information.