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An Evening with Jacqueline Holland—Author of "The God of Endings"

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The God of Endings: A Novel By Jacqueline Holland Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 7th, 2023

By turns suspenseful and enchanting, this breathtaking first novel weaves a story of love, family, history, and myth as seen through the eyes of one immortal woman.


Cyberpunk Night with Chris M. Arnone, Author of “The Hermes Protocol”

The Hermes Protocol By Chris M. Arnone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9798987208328
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Published: Castle Bridge Media - January 5th, 2023

THE HERMES PROTOCOL has everything you could want in a story: adventure, mystery, and a heist Following Intel Operative Elise through the twists and turns of her mission kept me on the edge of my seat, desperate to know what happens next. Movie material, for certain -- Stephanie Eding, Author of The Unplanned Life of Josie Hale


Poetry Reading Featuring Courtney Faye Taylor in Conversation with Mercedes Lucero

Concentrate: Poems By Courtney Faye Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644452103
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 1st, 2022

Winner of the 2021 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths


Juliet Patterson, author of "Sinkhole," in conversation with Nikita Imafidon

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Content warning: Suicide and suicidal ideation, domestic violence

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Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide By Juliet Patterson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571311764
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 13th, 2022

A sublimely elegant, fractured reckoning with the legacy and inheritance of suicide in one American family.In 2009, Juliet Patterson was recovering from a serious car accident when she learned her father had died by suicide. His death was part of a disturbing pattern in her family. Her father's father had taken his own life; so had her mother's.


Threnody By Juliet Patterson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937658557
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Published: Nightboat Books - November 1st, 2016

Part lamentation, part ode, Threnody (the word originates from the Greek, threnos, "wailing" and oide "ode."), examines the beauty and violence of our present ecological moment with a lyric and meditative eye.


The Truant Lover: Poems By Juliet Patterson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780976718529
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Published: Nightboat Books - March 15th, 2006

Poetry. Juliet Patterson incorporates the voices of Emily Dickinson, Lorine Niedecker, and Wallace Stevens, drawing into her stunning debut a fascination with the difficult, the improbable, and the uneasy. There is a quiet ferocity to mourn the world's injustice and a passion in her work expressing the perplexities of love, grace, and consciousness.


Kenneth Spencer Lecture: An Evening With Ross Gay at Liberty Hall


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The Raven Book Store is partnering with The Commons at the University of Kansas for the Kenneth Spencer Lecture featuring Ross Gay! Book sales will be made available at this event by the Raven Book Store. This event is in-person only. Masks are recommended.

Inciting Joy: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643753041
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 25th, 2022

“BRILLIANT.” —Ada Limón, U.S.


The Book of Delights: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643753287
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 16th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one of America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.

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“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small mir


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) By Ross Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822963318
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category
Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize

Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category
Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—


Be Holding: A Poem (Pitt Poetry Series) By Ross Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822966234
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 8th, 2020

Winner, 2021 PEN/Jean Stein AwardWinner, 2022 Indiana Author Award in Poetry
Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers. But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete.


Bringing the Shovel Down (Pitt Poetry Series) By Ross Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822961352
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 23rd, 2011

Bringing the Shovel Down is a re-imagination of the violent mythologies of state and power.


Against Which By Ross Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933880006
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Published: CavanKerry Press - October 31st, 2006

An exploration of the various ways language can help us transcend both the banal and unusual cruelties which are inevitably delivered to us, and which we equally deliver unto others. These poems comb through violence and love, fear and loss, exploring the common denominators in each.


Tales of Diyonsus: An Evening of Reading and Translation with Stanley Lombardo, William Levitan, et al.

Tales of Dionysus: The Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis By William Levitan, Stanley Lombardo Cover Image
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Published: University of Michigan Press - August 15th, 2022

Tales of Dionysus is the first English verse translation of one of the most extraordinary poems of the Greek literary tradition, the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis. By any standard, the Dionysiaca is a formidable work.


Obsessive, Intrusive, Magical Thinking with Author and Journalist Marianne Eloise

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Published: Icon Books - July 19th, 2022

Obsessive was, still is, my natural state, and I never wondered why. I didn't mind, didn't know that other people could feel at peace. I always felt like a raw nerve, but then, I thought that everyone did.

Writer and journalist Marianne Eloise was born obsessive.


An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Virtual Author Talk with Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen

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An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity By Wes Jackson, Robert Jensen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780268203665
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Published: University of Notre Dame Press - September 1st, 2022

Confronting harsh ecological realities and the multiple cascading crises facing our world today, An Inconvenient Apocalypse argues that humanity's future will be defined not by expansion but by contraction.


On Wanderlust and Vagabonding with Kansas Travel Author Rolf Potts

Legendary travel writer and Kansas native Rolf Potts returns to the Raven for the first time in years to share his brand new book The Vagabond's Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel. Audience Q&A will follow an author presentation; copies will be available for sale and signing. 

The Vagabond's Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel By Rolf Potts Cover Image
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 4th, 2022

“Thought-provoking, encouraging, and inspiring” (Gretchen Rubin) reflections on the power of travel to transform our daily lives—from the iconoclastic travel writer, scholar, and author of Vagabonding


Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel By Rolf Potts, Timothy Ferriss (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rolf Potts, Timothy Ferriss (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780812992182
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 24th, 2002

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss • “Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever.


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