Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Book Publication and Signing Party for Lee Herrick's This Many Miles from Desire


If you will be in the Fresno area and are able to attend, it would be great to have you there!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
5:30—6:30 pm (reception & signing)
6:30 – 8:00 pm (poetry reading & signing)
Including guest poets, drinks & light appetizers
This event is free. Books will be for sale for $15.
Samo’s Korean Restaurant, 345 E. Shaw Ave., (at Fresno St.), Fresno, CA

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Praise for This Many Miles from Desire:

“Lived poetry of the living world, where the ocean is Buddha and grandmothers surface between what is and what might be. Lee is a poet of exceptional control and breathtaking grace, who is unafraid to go for the leaps of word and heart. This new poet will keep poetry alive. I've been waiting for this book.”

— Lorna Dee Cervantes, author of Drive: The First Quartet: New Poems, 1980-2005

“The universal sadness, almost Sufi-like, and the timeless compassion these poems articulate make it possible for a reader to believe that any ‘I’ must include the whole world, inside and out, bliss and pain, broken and whole. I love these poems.”

-- Li-Young Lee, author of The City in Which I Love You

“In settings as diverse as Korea, Latin America, and Fresno, California, the[se] poems speak of the emotional experience of being adopted, of one man's search for identity, of the problem of abandonment – but most of all, they speak of the constancy of love. This is a poet with enormous talent and a large and generous heart.”

— Corrinne Clegg Hales, author of Separate Escapes

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High on the list of bands whose songs I can't get out of my head: Cold War Kids.

Here's a video (cold war kids)
Here's a live performance (cold war kids)


Bryan Thao Worra said...
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Bryan Thao Worra said...

Wish I could make it out there, Lee, but I know it will be a great event, and I'm sure it won't be too long before we'll get a chance to hear each other's work live!

Lee Herrick said...

Thanks, Bryan! & yes, I hope to catch one of your readings sooner than later. I loved the pictures from your book launch...