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INF PRESS LAUNCH
Monday, April 17th at 7pm
JENNA MARTIN OPPERMAN
reading & signing
Shattering is Gradual
PRAISE FOR SHATTERING IS GRADUAL:
‘This highly-polished, cerebral collection spans years of writing, and is an achievement both elegant and emotional. Love, heartbreak and self-realization are major themes, described with wry, often funny, always balanced poignancy.’
PRAISE FOR NEW MONSTERS:
‘New Monsters is not for the timid. A study in the feminine as much as the poet, Eames’ new collection is fearless, revealing women in our full, unfettered beauty. Within these pages, we are ravenous and angry, raw and polished, simultaneously ourselves and our search for something larger – much like the collection itself.’
PRAISE FOR BIO LOGIC:
'Aaron Glover’s first collection of poetry, Bio-Logic, is a fresh and passionate unfurling. As the name suggests, the collection focuses on the body: from its ‘rowdy, sweet sweat,’ to its more complex interior. The poet revels in the sensual, using rich language and imagery to animate the body’s movements, the space it takes up (both positive and negative), its desires, its sicknesses, how it can be tamed and trained.'
ABOUT JENNA MARTIN OPPERMAN
Jenna Opperman has a BA in English Literature from The University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Poetry from New England College. Despite being published in a wide variety of poetry journals and magazines, she prefers the thrill and terror of performing before a live audience. She works and plays with the printed word every day as an English teacher, as the owner of Red Planet Audiobooks, and as the co-founder of INF Press. Her poetry comes from a place of ferocity, of playfulness, of emotional urgency, and of hope. Her goal is to write as she lives, with honesty, with conviction, and with a dash of nerve.
ABOUT ANDREA EAMES
Andrea Eames is a poet and novelist living in Austin after eight years in New Zealand and seventeen in Zimbabwe. She has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Book Publishing from Whitireia Arts College, Wellington. She has released two critically acclaimed novels so far, both published by Harvill Secker (an imprint of Penguin Random House UK) and set in Zimbabwe: The Cry of the Go-Away Bird (2011) and The White Shadow (2012). The White Shadow was shortlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize. Her first poetry collection, The Making of Stones, was released in March 2016. Andrea aims to be vulnerable, vivid and honest in her poetry and prose.
ABOUT AARON GLOVER
Aaron Glover's works appear in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Red River Review, Illya’s Honey and Chicon Street Poets. He holds an MFA in acting from the University of Houston, and was on faculty in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. Aaron lives in Dallas, Texas.
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