Thursday, September 8th: Poetry. Local writers Gary Lundy and Mackenzie Cole read. 7pm.
gary lundy will be reading from his new book, heartbreak elopes into a kind of forgiving, a book of poems that explores the plurality within identity, gender, love, and heartbreak--that is to say that place of multiple disappointments. His language explores the disjointed nature of human experience, an experience made up of interrupted moments alongside misplaced memories reconstructed in order to establish some semblance of comfort.
gary was a professor of English and Creative Writing as the University of Montana Western, in Dillon, Montana. He retired in 2011. Is A Rose Press published his chapbook, when voices detach themselves, in 2013. Most recently his poems have appeared in The Maynard, The Main Street Rag, After Happy Hour Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, The BeZine, Panoplyzine, and Transcending Shadows Review. Each July he is an instructor of the mandolin building class at Rocky Grass Academy, in Lyons, Colorado.
Mackenzie will be reading from his chapbook, Fences. Mackenzie Cole’s work has appeared in Big Sky Journal, Still Water, Camas, 491, and is forthcoming from Passages North and Beecher’s Magazine. He is the founder and janitor of Milltowne Press, and he lives in Missoula, Montana, where he received his MFA from the University of Montana. Keep up with him at deadfallsandsnares.com.