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Chris Stark reading with Lee Thomas

January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Authors Lee Thomas and Chris Stark will read from their new books, Honey in the Dark and Carnival Lights

About Honey in the Dark:

“Much happens in the dark in the marvelous book, Honey in the Dark, by Lee Colin Thomas. So much is quietly loved as dusk falls, and then long past dusk: trees, windows shining in the distance, broken hearts, longing, even empty golf courses. This book feels deeply American, situated inside a solitude that sometimes feels calm, sometimes desperate as it reaches out towards another, toward others. The physical world shines in these pages like the skin of the gin-soaked olive Thomas writes about in one poem. Thomas’s voice can be playful and wistful, but most often it feels grounded in ancient truths given new homes in these gorgeous poems” –Jim Moore, author of Underground and Invisible Strings, four-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for poetry

Lee Colin Thomas is a Minneapolis poet, communications consultant, and university instructor. His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Water~Stone Review, Midwestern Gothic, Cimarron Review, and various other journals. He is a three-time finalist for Narrative Magazine’s Annual Poetry Contest and winner of the 2020 Brighthorse Prize for poetry for his collection Honey in the Dark (Brighthorse Books 2021). Online at www.leecolinthomas.net

About Carnival Lights:

Blending fiction and fact, Carnival Lights ranges from reverie to nightmare and back again in a lyrical yet unflinching story of an Ojibwe family’s struggle to hold onto their land, their culture, and each other. Carnival Lights is a timely book for a country in need of deep healing.

“Fluid in time and place, Carnival Lights flows between one past and another, offering a heartbreaking portrait of multigenerational trauma in the lives of one Ojibwe family. This tapestry of stories is beautifully woven and gut-wrenching in its effect. Read it, and it may change you forever.” — William Kent Krueger, New York Times Bestselling Author

Chris Stark (Anishinaabe and Cherokee) is an award-winning writer, educator, organizer, and researcher. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her essays, poems, and academic articles have been published in numerous periodicals and books. For more information: christinestark.com

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January 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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