Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Poets Follies Reading Series


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Poets Follies – a reading, discussion and performance gathering of and about local and national poetry and prose authors and musicians – will be held at the Ewald Branch Library in Grosse Pointe Park, 15175 East Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI from 6:30 to 9:00pm on January 21, 2010.

Edward Morin has had poems published in Hudson Review, Ploughshares, and Michigan Quarterly Review. His co-translations of modern Chinese and Greek poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, New Letters, TriQuarterly, Chariton Review, and Two Lines: A Journal of Translation.

Christopher Leland is most recognized for the publication of his fifth and most recent novel, Letting Loose, a novel of remembrance, re-evaluation and reconciliation. The book's characters are people whose lives have veered apart since the late 1960s but who are brought together for the funeral of Bobbo Starwick, whose remains have come home 25 years after he was declared missing in action in Vietnam. Centered in the five days before the funeral in the remembrances of Bobbo's family and people whose lives he touched, the book is a social history of the 1960s made most personal as Bobbo's gay half-brother, his former girlfriend, a fellow Vietnam veteran and his parents cope with what has gone unspoken and what has changed since the war.

Open Mic is scheduled for this event. The Poets Follies Reading series is a free admission event.

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