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Join Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, Katharine Coles, who will discuss and read from her new collection of essays, The Stranger I Become: On Walking, Looking, and Writing.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of the featured book from The King's English.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of the featured book today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.
About the book:
The Stranger I Become probes the permeable boundary between inner life and outer, thought and action, science and experience. Poet Katharine Coles begins her lyric essays with a meditation on “the urge to move beyond, to understand myself as a stranger, estranged.” The essays travel, always on foot, from Coles’s home with its kept and wild birds, into the canyon her home overlooks, itself populated with creatures ranging from voles to owls, moose, bobcats, and coyotes. From there, always looking, always walking, in the company of the words that move her, they traverse her neighborhood and distant places in this country and the world. All along, they consider the poetry that inhabits her: the winged creatures of Dickinson, Ashbery’s “reflections,” Keats’s “irritable reaching,” Anne Carson’s ever-unreachable apples, and more.
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