Lisa Bickmore | Flicker

Join Lisa Bickmore, for a reading and signing of her new book of poetry, Flicker.

Flicker is the winner of the 2014 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award. "Lisa Bickmore gives us a powerful new collection, in which 'there are two lives, / the tranquil one and the conflagration.' These are poems rich in both—and in their interplay—where, as the poet says, 'Wildflower seeds exploded there / with the flicked matches I walked away from.' What makes the poems in Flicker such a rich experience is their fierce honesty as they demonstrate a willingness to alchemically enter the fire of one's life in order to attain tranquility. Bickmore offers generative complexities of transformation, as when the cat in 'Thaumaturge' eats a bird, and 'the bird's heart [becomes] a power inside her.' Read these poems with a sincere desire to connect with others and with the world. Taste these poems, savor them, and bring them—most dearly—into the body's cells. They will reward you and become a power inside you too."—George Kalamaras, contest judge

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

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Flicker 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: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105