In The Gothic World of Peter Straub, University of Kansas professor John C. Tibbetts presents the first serious study linking Peter Straub to the evolving contexts of the Gothic Tale, including the fairy-tale tradition of the Brothers Grimm, the ghostly shivers of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James, the Weird monstrosities of H.P. Lovecraft, to today’s postmodernist trends in transgressive body horror.
Jason Baldinger has traveled the country and written a few books, the latest of which are The Lower 48 (Six Gallery Press) and The Studs Terkel Blues (Night Ballet Press). A short litany of publishing credits include Blast Furnace, The Glassblock, Lilliput Review, Green Panda Press, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, In Between Hangovers, and Your One Phone Call.
Everything in Its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead advances the claim that, more than any rock artist since The Beatles, Radiohead’s music between 1997 and 2011 inhabits the sweet spot between two extremes: on the one hand, music that is wholly conventional and conforms to all of our expectations about rock music, and, on the other hand, music so aggressively experimental that it thwarts any learned expectations.
Buffalo Bill Cody is best known as the founder and superstar of the legendary Wild West show that delighted audiences around the world for over forty years. But as a boy, he and his family lived on a homestead in Kansas Territory and were caught up in the fight over slavery that exploded into violence between Kansas and Missouri prior to the Civil War. When his father died, young Billy headed West in search of work to support his family.
Roger will be reading from his new memoir, A Doubter's Guide to God (Woodley Press, 2016).
Lawrence Eigner, born with cerebral palsy in 1927, lived with his parents until moving to Berkeley, CA . He died in 1996. Sitting in his wheelchair, he typed with his index finger and spaced with his thumb, Larry published more than 40 collections of poetry.
Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook’s journey through Wisconsin’s northern woods. With a rare perspective as a Native American anthropologist and artist, Weso mixes a poignant personal story with the seeds of Menominee cooking traditions.
This evening's readings will be Linzi Garcia, Anna Ciummo (Winner of the Dorie Renee Hogan Poetry Contest), Joan Koromante, Chico Sierra (Spartan Press' Pop Poet for August), and Victor Clevenger.
“In Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, Simran Sethi sets out to discover diversity—to find the corners of the world where the foods we cherish are thriving in multiplicity instead of surviving in monoculture.
Fertig will be reading from her new novel, The Memory of Lemon. Claire Neely Davis is no ordinary pastry chef. Her flavor combinations aren t just a product of a well-honed palate: she can taste people s emotions, sensing the ingredients that will touch her customers souls. Her gift has never failed her until she meets a free-spirited bride-to-be and her overbearing society mother.
The author of The Cake Therapist returns with another sweet and emotional tale featuring Neely, the baker with a knack for finding exactly the right flavor for any occasion...
A crisp tang of citrus that is at once poignant and familiar, sharpening the senses and opening the mind to possibilities once known and long forgotten...