Joy Roulier Sawyer & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Join us for a night of poetry with Joy Sawyer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Books will be available for sale & signing.

ABOUT JOY SAWYER: Joy Roulier Sawyer grew up in Colby, Kansas, and is the author of two poetry collections, Lifeguards and Tongues of Men and Angels, as well as several nonfiction books. She holds an MA from New York University, where she received the Herbert Rubin Award for Outstanding Creative Writing, and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.

ABOUT JOY SAWYER'S BOOK, LIFEGUARDS: As its title promises, Joy Roulier Sawyer’s Lifeguards introduces poems whose Kansas characters gently tug us through threatening waters to safety. The stories told here—of an alcoholic mother, a nerdy gardener, a heroic boyfriend—overflow with music and elegy, love and humor. Whether pondering the delights of Dairy Queen or dry martinis, Sawyer’s refreshing blend of genuine reverence and sly wit never fails to entertain, exhort, and enlighten.

ABOUT CARYN MIRRIAM-GOLDBERG: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., the former Kansas Poet Laureate is the author of two dozen books, including Miriam's Well, a novel; Everyday Magic: A Field Guide to the Mundane and Miraculous, and Following the Curve, poetry. Her previous work includes The Divorce Girl, a novel; Needle in the Bone, a non-fiction book on the Holocaust; The Sky Begins At Your Feet, a bioregional memoir on cancer and community; and six poetry collections, including the award-winning Chasing Weather with weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely.

Caryn will reading new and recently-published poetry.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Lifeguards: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942280620
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Published: Conundrum Press - December 15th, 2018

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