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SKYLIT: Christian James Madsen, ”TO THE TORCHES” w/ Elaine Madsen

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on October 22nd, 2021
Poet Christian James Madsen discusses his poetry collection, To the Torches, with his grandmother, Elaine Madsen.
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SKYLIT: Tanya Ko Hong, ”THE WAR STILL WITHIN”

Posted in skylight books, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on October 1st, 2021
The War Still Within is Tanya Ko Hong's fifth book, and contains 36 poems (25 of which are reprinted from a range of literary venues). This collection also includes "Comfort Woman," her well researched and vividly imagined sequence of six poems based on the experiences of the Korean "comfort women" who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
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SKYLIT: Shy Watson, ”HORROR VACUI”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on September 28th, 2021

Join poet Shy Watson as she discusses her new collection, Horror Vacui.

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SKYLIT: NYU Poetry Program Reading

Posted in skylight books, book stores, books, poetry, New York, skylit by skylightbooks on August 30th, 2021
Join the NYU Creative Writing Poetry Program for a group reading, led by Garrett Kurai. Participants include: Aaron Balkan, Nellie Bridge, Taj M. Greenlee, Viola Lee, Lucyna Prostko, Rodrigo Rojas, and Sara Wallace.
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SKYLIT: “NEPANTLA FAMILIAS” Group Reading

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, anthology, essays, latinx, skylit by skylightbooks on August 2nd, 2021
Nepantla Familias brings together Mexican American narratives that explore and negotiate the many permutations of living in between different worlds—how the authors or their characters create, or fail to create, a cohesive identity amid the contradictions in their lives. Nepantla—or living in the in-between space of the borderland—is the focus of this anthology. The essays, poems, and short stories explore the in-between moments in Mexican American life—the family dynamics of living between traditional and contemporary worlds, between Spanish and English, between cultures with traditional and shifting identities. In times of change, family values are either adapted or discarded in the quest for self-discovery, part of the process of selecting and composing elements of a changing identity.
 
Join us for a group reading featuring key contributors from the collection.
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SKYLIT: WAYFINDING Poets

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, poetry, anthology, nature, skylit by skylightbooks on July 11th, 2021

Wayfinding is a poetry anthology curated and edited by Amy Beth and Derek Wright, published by Finishing Line Press. More than 50 poets share moments of transformation and wonder that have been inspired by parks and public lands, alongside original photography by Derek Wright, and short essays by Amy Beth and Derek Wright. This is a striking color print book of poetry, and the perfect gift for outdoors enthusiasts and readers alike who enjoy the intersection of parks and poetry.

 

This episode features readings by Mary ArderyMike GoodAllyson WhippleKristin Bryant Rajan, and Pamela Hobart Carter.

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SKYLIT: Laura LeMoon, “A THOUSAND LITTLE DEATHS”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, Memoir, Feminism, essays, skylit, sponsored by skylightbooks on July 3rd, 2021
A Thousand Little Deaths is a story molded from experience and thrown into verse. For many, poetry is a method of healing, a method of activism, a method of releasing all the pain you've held inside of you in a single burst. Laura LeMoon offers us this brief chapbook of her life in an attempt to share a journey not many are familiar with, taking on existential issues such as death and how absurd life can be when it throws the impossible at you. It's a test of endurance, throwing readers into a world most have probably only seen through television or stereotyped novels. It's a hard read. It's an essential read. And the moment you open up it's pages, LeMoon's words will go right for your gut, sending you spiraling as you move along with her journey.
 
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This episode is brought to you by Rare Bird Lit and Unstoppable by Joshua M. Greene.
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SKYLIT: “Katharine Coles, “THE STRANGER I BECOME”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, essays, skylit by skylightbooks on June 16th, 2021
The Stranger I Become probes the permeable boundary between inner life and outer, thought and action, science and experience. Poet Katharine Coles begins her lyric essays with a meditation on "the urge to move beyond, to understand myself as a stranger, estranged." The essays travel, always on foot, from Coles's home with its kept and wild birds, into the canyon her home overlooks, itself populated with creatures ranging from voles to owls, moose, bobcats, and coyotes. From there, always looking, always walking, in the company of the words that move her, they traverse her neighborhood and distant places in this country and the world. All along, they consider the poetry that inhabits her: the winged creatures of Dickinson, Ashbery's "reflections," Keats's "irritable reaching," Anne Carson's ever-unreachable apples, and more. Taken together, they make up what Lance Olsen calls "a poetics of the vivid."
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SKYLIT: X LA Poets Group Read

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on June 2nd, 2021
The anthology X LA Poets highlights the work of ten women poets defining what it means to call Los Angeles home, while at the same time, envisioning a futuristic, multitudinous Los Angeles. The panoply of poetic voices contained in this anthology will inspire and astound, celebrate and eviscerate the written word and the emotive breath.
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SKYLIT: Annie Connole, “THE SPRING” w/ Yumi Sakugawa

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, essays, skylit by skylightbooks on May 24th, 2021

The Spring is a book-length lyric essay that examines grief and transformation through the lens of mystical animal appearances following the death of the narrator's partner.

Author Annie Connole is in conversation with Yumi Sakugawa.

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SKYLIT: Gail Newman, “BLOOD MEMORY” w/ Amy Uyematsu

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on May 19th, 2021

Writing about the Holocaust can be difficult now, not that it was ever easy. It has become myth or something people use as a metaphor for something they object to; those who know, who went through it, are dying off. Those who deny what happened multiply. To make fresh powerful poems rooted in Shoah is amazing.--Marge Piercy

Gail Newman discusses her poetry collection Blood Memory with Amy Uyematsu.

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SKYLIT: Emma Hine, “Stay Safe” w/ Laura Creste

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on April 21st, 2021
At the center of this stellar collection are three sisters and their imaginative fear of grief. Their great-uncle was bitten by a shark, their mother has a brain tumor, their neighbor hangs himself from a tree--and to cope with these very real terrors, the oldest sister creates an intimate fantasy world. We hear stories of a mountain lion that slaughters a deer, a transparent body washed up on a beach, a selkie who ventures to shore and becomes their mother: "On land her pelt was heavy / like stewed velvet, so she taught herself / to take it off." The sisters' environment of ocean and sand, forests and farmhouses, forms a lush backdrop to many of these poems. But later, as the speaker ages, we find ourselves in the mountains, in an art museum, in a spacecraft where a recorded voice "has the soft accent of someone only a generation or two removed from Earth." The voice in these poems is the perfect mix of grief and imagination, quiet and explosion. Stay Safe is delicate and extraordinary, a powerful debut.
 
Poet Emma Hine is in conversation with Laura Creste.
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SKYLIT: Peter Filkins, “WATER/MUSIC”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on April 5th, 2021
Exploring the space between nature and culture, the poems of Peter Filkins' Water / Music anchor themselves in the timely and the timeless. Rich and diverse in their formal intricacy, they move with ease from narrative to meditation, from close physical observation to the haunts of memory, and from lyric sorrow to the pleasure of living in the world. Water / Music embraces and celebrates life's mystery and the soul's repose amid "talismans at twilight, the whir of birds."
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SKYLIT: Kim Addonizio, “NOW WE’RE GETTING SOMEWHERE” w/ Aya Cash

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on March 29th, 2021

Kim Addonizio’s sharp and irreverent eighth volume, Now We’re Getting Somewhere, is an essential companion to your practice of the Finnish art of kalsarikännit—drinking at home, alone in your underwear, with no intention of going out. Imbued with the poet’s characteristic precision and passion, the collection charts a hazardous course through heartache, climate change, dental work, Outlander, semiotics, and more.

Combatting existential gloom with a wicked, seductive energy, Addonizio investigates desire, loss, and the madness of contemporary life. She calls out to Walt Whitman and John Keats, echoes Dorothy Parker, and finds sisterhood with Virginia Woolf.

Addonizio is in conversation with daughter/actor/writer Aya Cash, who also provides a reading of her essay "Skin."

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SKYLIT: Sy Hoahwah, “ANCESTRAL DEMON OF A GRIEVING BRIDE”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, poetry, skylit by skylightbooks on March 17th, 2021

Fractured storytelling for a fractured world, Ancestral Demon of a Grieving Bride draws readers into a world that appears eerily familiar but unsettling as well. Fierce, visceral, sometimes funny, and wholly original, Sy Hoahwah's poems will linger in a reader's dreams long after she's closed the book.

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