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Cammy Thomas, Joan Houlihan, & Glen Pourciau -- An Evening of Poetry and Prose with Four Way Books -- ONLINE

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Join the Norwich Bookstore and Four Way Books for an evening with three acclaimed writers! Cammy Thomas, Glen Porciau, and Joan Houlihan

Cammy Thomas's Tremors does nothing short of trace a lifetime. These short, musical, and often humorous poems make stops in the terrains of childhood, an environment of difficulty and some violence; middle life, the plain where parents begin breaking down and children move away into their own lives; and later life, a space in which memory falters but passion does not.

From New England poet Joan Houlihan, It Isn’t a Ghost if It Lives in Your Chest is a collection that reflects on the persistence of loss and explores the accidental ruptures of trauma that allow re-entry into our world. Interested in human obliviousness to extinction — not just of species but of slang, fashions, tropes, and even certain reservoirs of feeling — Houlihan writes poems that circle the fossils of past experiences and ways of being in the world. Moreover, they consider haunting encounters — the ruptures through which what is gone comes back — with the underlying premise that nothing ever truly goes away.

Although the characters in Glen Pourciau’s stories change face, story to story they all inhabit a world dominated by interior voices revealing fragmented selves. They find difficulty making their inner worlds, with their competing narratives and emotions, fit into the world surrounding them. As they confront everyday predicaments and encounters, they are oftentimes averse to expressing their thoughts, thereby leading themselves deeper into a conflicted interior landscape. Glen Pourciau's new collection is Getaway.

 

Event date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Zoom Webinar
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
Tremors Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945588938
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Four Way Books - September 15th, 2021

Thomas’s short, musical poems make stops in the terrains of childhood, difficult and somewhat violent; middle life, with parents breaking down and children moving away into their own lives; and later life when memory falters but passion does not.


It Isn’t a Ghost if It Lives in Your Chest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945588914
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Four Way Books - September 15th, 2021

Houlihan’s sixth collection of lyric poems reflects upon the persistence of what is lost and the accidental ruptures of trauma that allow re-entry into our world. These poems are at once despairing and hopeful.


Getaway Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781945588976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Four Way Books - September 15th, 2021

Although the characters in Pourciau’s stories change face, story to story they all inhabit a world dominated by interior voices revealing fragmented selves. They find difficulty making their inner worlds, with their competing narratives and emotions, fit into the world surrounding them.


Event Summary: 
Join the Norwich Bookstore and Four Way Books for an evening with three acclaimed writers!

The Norwich Bookstore is locally-owned, community-focused, and proudly independent!