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Kristen Tracy | Half-Hazard

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join Kristen Tracy for a reading and signing of her new poetry collection, Half-Hazard. Tracy will be joined in conversation by Brian Evenson. 

Half-Hazard is a book of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. As Kristen Tracy writes in the title poem, “Dangers here. Perils there. It’ll go how it goes.” The collection follows her wide curiosity, from growing up in a small Mormon farming community to her exodus into the forbidden world, where she finds snakes, car accidents, adulterers, meteors, and death-marked mice. These wry, observant narratives are accompanied by a ringing lyricism, and Tracy’s knack for noticing what’s so funny about trouble and her natural impulse to want to put all the broken things back together. Full of wrong turns, false loves, quashed beliefs, and a menagerie of animals, Half-Hazard introduces a vibrant new voice in American poetry, one of resilience, faith, and joy.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Half-Hazard from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Half-Hazard 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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Half-Hazard: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978228
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - November 6th, 2018