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November 10, 2013

PUBLICATION READING: The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home

On the heels of its wildly successful anthology from 2009, beloved on the earth (poems of grief and gratitude), Holy Cow! Press announces the publication of its new anthology, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, with a pubic reading at the Homewood Studios gallery.

2p Sunday, November 10th. Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase.

In his jacket blurb about the anthology, Barton Sutter writes: "Home is one the the great themes of literature, of human beings, of the animal kingdom altogether. Odysseus finds his way home to Penelope, and arctic terms fly thousands of miles to return to their nesting grounds. The main danger for authors exploring this primal subject is sentimentality; the writers anthologized here, however, remember that home is not only our refuge and snug harbor but also a place where we get bored, abused, battered, and bent. It couldn't be more important: home often seems, indeed, 'the heart of all that is.” At the very least, it's a place where we can learn, in Susan Elbe's memorable phrase, to shoot this tin-can loneliness / off fence posts. Farzana Marie points out that a poem is a kind of house, and it's true of the essays here, too. Come on in. Make yourself at home."

Information about local authors who will participate in the reading anon.

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