Austin poet Anis Mojgani, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Invitational, has put together his third gathering of poems, Songs From Under the River: Early and New Work. This is the striking collection of his best out-of-print and new works that his legions of fans have been demanding for over a decade. We're thrilled to celebrate its release here at BookPeople tonight!
Songs From Under the River exhibits all the brilliance Anis’s fans have been reveling in
for years. He is playful, whimsical and has the uncanny ability to lift us up while
grounding us; ﬂawlessly exempliﬁed in his performance of Shake the Dust, the YouTube
video of which has had more than a million hits. The popularity of Anis and others like
him proves poetry is not just alive — it’s ﬂourishing.
ANIS MOJGANI is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. A TEDx Speaker and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program, Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe. He has performed for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations, and his work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Used Furniture Review, Muzzle, and The Lumberyard. A founding member of the touring Poetry Revival, Anis is also the author of three poetry collections, all published by Write Bloody Publishing: Over the Anvil We Stretch (2008), The Feather Room (2011), and the newly published Songs From Under the River (2013) Originally from New Orleans, he currently lives in Austin TX in a little house with his wife.
In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporting Anis Mojgani, Write Bloody Publishing and your local independent bookstore!