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"The Road by Heart: Poems of Fatherhood" anthology reading

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street St. Paul, MN 55102 USA (map)

Join SubText Books on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM for a reading celebrating “The Road by Heart: Poems of Fatherhood,” edited by Greg Watson and Richard Broderick. Contributors Michael Dennis Browne, Danny Klecko, Tim Nolan, and Peter William Stein will all read from the anthology, and a book signing will follow.

There are numerous books in print about parenting and family development, but few like this one, in which fathers offer their own accounts of being fathers from a startling variety of perspectives. Editors Greg Watson and Richard Broderick have masterfully gathered poignant, first-hand accounts of moments in a father's life from teething to burying; reflective poems describing the arc of fatherhood; accounts of insight, struggle, grief and delight gained while being a father; and epiphanies that occur only to parents.

Michael Dennis Browne's most recent book of poems is Chimes (Nodin Press, 2017). Two of his collections have won the Minnesota Book Award for poetry. As a librettist and lyricist he has written many texts for music, working for almost four decades with composer Stephen Paulus; To Be Certain of the Dawn, a post-Holocaust oratorio, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music by the Minnesota Orchestra. He has recently worked with Craig Hella Johnson on the fusion oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard. Browne is an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for thirty-nine years and was a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. 

Danny Klecko is a Master Bread Baker, Boxer, and Method Poet. He lives in a mansion on Summit Avenue with a Russian supermodel. 

Tim Nolan was born in Minneapolis, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in English, and from Columbia University in New York City with an M.F.A. in writing. Tim is an attorney in private practice in Minneapolis. His poems have appeared in The Gettysburg ReviewThe NationThe New RepublicPloughshares, and on The Writer's Almanac and American Life in Poetry. His three collections -- The Sound of itAnd Then, and The Fieldhave all been published by New Rivers Press. 

Peter William Stein is the president of the League of Minnesota Poets. His poems have appeared in AutoanattaThe Talking Stick Vols. 23, 24, and 25, Sleet Magazine, and Poetry City, USA. He has also taken First Place in the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Chapbook in 2015 and 2016. He published the book of poetry Auto-Bio (Amersyke 2011), and the chapbook Belly Up (Autoanatta 2015). 

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