Local Author Monday - Poetry Edition
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
It's poetry night at Rediscovered Books.
The poets will share some of their work and then launch into a discussion about the state of poetry in the Treasure Valley.
Free Admission, open to the public. Our local panel will include:
Lydia Havens is a poet, editor and organizer originally from Tucson, Arizona, currently living in Boise, Idaho. Her work has previously been published or is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Black Napkin Press, among others. Videos of her spoken word performances have been published on YouTube channels such as Button Poetry and Write About Now. Her first full-length collection, Survive Like the Water, was published by Rising Phoenix Press in early 2017. Lydia is currently a first-year student at Boise State University, and works as a booking agent for Big Tree Arts Inc.
Alex J. Fox is a poet who sprouted from the great Northwest, whose talents and hobbies cover many facets of art and the emotional history of the world such as winemaking and creating music. They write predominately on queer identity, body dysphoria, estrangement, nostalgia, as well as the cycles of abuse and trauma. They have been fortunate enough to feature at events in Utah, as well as participating in the Utah Arts Festival, and the coveted Street Poets team for Treefort Music Festival. They are an affiliate of Big Tree Arts as well as a former mentor in the Mentor-Artist Playwrights Project (MAPP).
Jonathan Schoenfelder is a poet, singer, and animal cremator living in Nampa, Idaho. He received a Bachelors in English from Boise State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University. His work has appeared in Industrial Lunch and The Ill-Tempered Rubyist. He is currently a member of the Board of Operations for Death Rattle Writer's Festival. He lives with his fiance, two dogs, two cats, and several dozen birds.
Tyler Brewington is the author of the chapbook Dear Stray Volcano (alice blue, 2015) and, with Kelly Schirmann, the collection Boyfriend Mountain (Poor Claudia, 2015). His poems have appeared in PEN America’s PEN Poetry Series, Salt Hill, Powder Key, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor at Seattle-based Gramma Press (gramma.press) and received an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Boise, Idaho, and is @bylertrewington in all of the places.