Alex Salinas Trash Poems; Harold Whit Williams: Selected Poems; Red Accordion Blues

Trash Poems is a collection of poems from daily writings on found items: receipts, coffee cups, gum wrappers, and even a leaf. Each poem was written in the moment, with no thought to spelling or grammar, leaving the raw words of the moment on the page. Trash Poems is more than a book of poetry, it is a revolution and a movement. It tells us "it's okay" to just write, there are no pre-requisites. And at its heart, it is full of raw poetry.

"How ecstatic (and envious!) I am reading Trash Poems. Alex Z. Salinas has manifested a masterpiece of meditative poesy-one part eco/urban art book, one part ADD Leaves of Grass, all parts adhering to the Beat's first thought/best thought. From macro ruminations on family and mortality down to micro observations of a BIC pen, a persistent gnat, a looping Kanye video, Salinas takes note of impermanence with a haiku master's eye/mind, dashing it down on the lost and found objects around us: receipts, cups, wrappers, napkins. All of it, trash. How easily these words can be ash-a nugget left buried for us within a pithy political poem. But no worries, gentle reader, this book will be there for you when you need it. These messages-not-in-bottles, scooped up and cataloged for our convenience." Harold Whit Williams, author of A Rain Ancestral and guitarist for Cotton Mather

Alex Z. Salinas is the author of four poetry collections and a book of stories, City Lights From the Upside Down, which was included in the National Book Critics Circle's Critical Notes. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary's University, and lives in San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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$25.00
ISBN: 9798987569429
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Published: Gnashing Teeth Publishing - November 21st, 2023

Trash Poems is a collection of poems from daily writings on found items: receipts, coffee cups, gum wrappers, and even a leaf. Each poem was written in the moment, with no thought to spelling or grammar, leaving the raw words of the moment on the page. Trash Poems is more than a book of poetry, it is a revolution and a movement.


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