TKE is thrilled to present an in-person event featuring author Katherine Indermaur and poet Utah Poet Laureate Lisa Bickmore for a reading and discussion of their books I/I, a serial lyric essay, and Ephemerist, a poetry anthology.
This event is free to attend but you must reserve a seat by making a donation in any amount to our non-profit, BFB.
This event will take place at The Neighborhood Hive, located at 2065 East 2100 South.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of I/I and Ephemerist 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.
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of I/I and Ephemerist from The King's English.
Katherine Indermaur's full-length debut, II, is a serial lyric essay that explores the mirror's many dimensions --philosophical, spiritual, scientific, mythological, historical-- alongside the author's own experiences. Anyone who has struggled with the disconnect between their outward appearance and their inner self knows how fraught and fragmentary it can be to behold one's own reflection. Indermaur's essay, however, does more than merely problematize the contested space where the face and the mirror meet. There is also affirmation to be found here. This is a book that thinks so keenly it breaks into song.
Poetry. In Emphemerist, the speakers of the poems imagine many provisional homes. They make a study of shelter: in the harbors of memory; in art's forms and improvisations; in spirit houses; in the body. Each proves transient. In these poems, each speaker finds that the places she thinks she knows are, in the end, knowable only tangentially and partially, if at all. Shelter is a pharmakon, a substance that is both medicine and toxin. The book imagines, as substitution and remedy, a practice of making what cannot last, what will always disappear, a practice that might be termed ephemerism. One speaker seeks an empty nave where / the icon should go, suggesting that if it could contain just the idea / of an altar, I would worship there. This seeking is a kind of vigil on which nothing depend s], a radical freedom that is both burden and blessing.
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