In 2013 Twyla Hansen was appointed Nebraska State Poet for which she will serve a five-year renewable term. Hansen is the author of five poetry collections, as well as coauthor with Linda M. Hasselstrom of the book, Dirt Songs: A Plain Deut (The Backwaters Press, 2011), which won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was finalist for the 2012 High Plains Book Award and 2012 WILLA Literary Award. 

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May 01 2015
First Friday Book Signing: “Contact Sheet"

Cinnamon Dokken, owner of A Novel Idea Bookstore, will host a First Friday Open House and Book Signing on Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. David Frye will sign copies of Contact Sheet. Proceeds from the purchase of this book of poetry will benefit a Southwood Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Nebraska) fund dedicated to acquiring textbooks for secondary-school students in Tanzania. Five to ten classmates often share one textbook.

You are welcome to come to the bookstore, visit with David, buy a book, benefit students in Tanzania, and enjoy the great atmosphere and selection of books at A Novel Idea.

Contact Sheet

The roots of the word “photography” mean to “write with light.” In Contact Sheet, David M. Frye uses words as the lights and shadows that describe the fine-grain details of the ordinary world. This work, his first collection of poetry, reflects his posture as a poet and photographer, a Pennsylvania native who lives in Nebraska, and a lifelong traveler of the pathways between the analytical and creative realms.

“David Frye’s Contact Sheet brings a much needed heart to contemporary poetry. It’s a relief and revelation to read a poet so open to the teachings found in the quietest of moments. These poems brighten this planet like 'a pair of … steely eyes shining in the dark.'”

—Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Lucky Fish

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7:00pm to 8:30pm
118 N. 14th St.
68508 Lincoln, Nebraska

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