Burke’s Books host regional poets
Cooper-Young’s Burke’s Book Store is hosting readings and book singing events for two esteemed poets this month.
On June 9th, Richard Lyons will read from and sign his new book, Un Poco Loco (Iris Press, $15). Lyons has taught literature and creative writing for more than two decades at Mississippi State University. His other collections include These Modern Nights, Hours of the Cardinal, and Fleur Carnivore. He lives in the Mid-South with his wife and cats. Of Un Poco Loco Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler said, “This is a stunning collection from a major poet.”
On June 23rd, Burke’s will be visited by William Page, reading and signing his new book, his first in 15 years, In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds (Future Cycle Press, $15.95).
Page is retired from The University of Memphis, where he was an associate professor in the creative writing program and founder of the nationally acclaimed Memphis State Review, subsequently entitled The Pinch. His previous collections include Clutch Plates, The Gatekeeper, and Bodies Not Our Own. He lives with his wife, a retired teacher, in Memphis. Walt Whitman Award winner David Bottoms has said of In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds: “The poems in this collection rejoice in the small elements of the world. … This is the greatest joy poetry can bring us.”
Both events are 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., with a reading at 6 p.m.
Burke’s is located 936 S. Cooper. For more information about this event, please contact Cheryl Mesler at 901-278-7484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.