Thursday, April 25, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes poet and former St. Louisan Holly Iglesias, who will sign and discuss her new collection, Sleeping Things, with St. Louis author Kevin Killeen at this special National Poetry Month event!
Holly Iglesias is the author of three poetry collections, Souvenirs of a Sunken World (Kore Press), Angles of Approach (White Pine Press), and Sleeping Things (Press 53) and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry (Quale Press). She has taught at University of North Carolina-Asheville and University of Miami, focusing on documentary and archival poetry, and translated the work of Cuban poet, Caridad Atencio. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Cultural Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
"Whether turning her attention to Catholic grade school Cold War days where "students pray to pure space, that place where the future blooms," the Cuban community in Miami conjuring an island that seems almost imaginary, or the glimpse of a younger self sipping coffee in Spain "dressed as the girl in Dylan's song who never stumbles, who's got no place to fall," Iglesias unfailingly finds the pitch-perfect, sonic delight that only poetry can provide." --David Clewell
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Sleeping Things from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
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Kevin Killeen grew up as the second oldest son of a family of eight children, attending the same grade school as Holly Iglesias, Mary Queen of Peace. The two may have been lectured by the same nuns and sat in the same desks, although about ten years apart. Kevin has worked as a reporter for KMOX Radio since 1995, covering city hall, the courts, crime news and human interest stories. In 2012 he published his debut novel, Never Hug a Nun, which was followed by three others in the series--Try to Kiss a Girl, Snow Globes and Hand Grenades, and Most Improved Sophomore. Currently, he's working on a comic novel set in a radio news room in the innocent days before smart phones. Kevin loves it when readers tell him about something in particular that made them laugh in one of his books.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.