An evening of new poetry by an “American master” and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist
Hailed by The New York Times as an “American master… hidden right under our noses for decades,” Tom Hennen’s first national publication, Darkness Sticks to Everything, is, as Dana Jennings writes, “a poetry of the heartland.” Hennen’s poems have been praised by everyone from Robert Bly to Jim Harrison, who calls Hennen “a genius of the common touch.” From “Clouds Rise Like Fish”:
The afternoon begins its insect hum.
We can tell a storm is coming
By looking into each other’s eyes.
In Su Smallen’s newly expanded Buddha, Proof, Buddha befriends Barbie, shops at Target, rides roller coasters, considers a career change, and contemplates the complete perfection of toast. With this Minnesota Book Award Finalist collection, now containing twice as many poems, author Su Smallen honors the center, not-center of Buddhism with humor and gravity.