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Kim Dower, "Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave"

The Book Cellar is very excited to welcome Kim Dower as she reads from and discusses her book of poetry, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave!


About Kim Dower: Kim Dower, originally from New York City, received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing. She has published four collections of poetry, all from Red Hen Press: Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, her latest, is “exuberant, sexy and sobering, remarkable poems finding Kim at the top of her game,” says bestselling author (I LOVE DICK), Chris Kraus. Air Kissing on Mars (2010), was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list and described by the Los Angeles Times as “sensual and evocative...seamlessly combining humor and heartache”; Slice of Moon (2013), called “unexpected and sublime” by O magazine; and Last Train to the Missing Planet (2016), praised by Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco. Kim was City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, California from October 2016 to October 2018.

About Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave: In Kim Dower's fourth collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave, death has never felt so alive! Alluring titles to haunting last lines, the poems in Dower's fourth collection soothe, terrify, and always surprise, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary. Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, humor and heartache, Dower's poetry continues to be quirky, dark, sexy, disarmingly candid, and moving, and here she explores the landscape of death and its intersections with love, longing, obsession, sadness, joy, and beauty. Wise and soaring, these poems bravely imagine another life beyond the one we all know where even the angels surrounding the graves are wearing bikinis, smoking Kool Lights.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
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ISBN: 9781597096218
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 2019

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