The True Account of Myself as a Bird by Robert Wrigley

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 7:00pm


 

From an award-winning poet, a new collection that endeavors to pass along what the things of the earth are telling us

 

Join us and Robert Wrigley to celebrate his latest publication The True Account of Myself as a Bird.

August 27th at 7pm at Auntie’s Bookstore

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About the book

Over the course of his career Robert Wrigley has won acclaim for the emotional toughness, sonic richness, and lucid style of his poems, and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses.  In his new collection, Wrigley means to use poetry to capture the primal conversation between human beings and the perilously threatened planet on which they love and live, proceeding from a line from Auden:  “All we are not stares back at what we are.”  In language that is both elegiac and playful, declarative and yet ringingly musical; in traditional sonnets, quatrains, and free verse, Wrigley transcribes the consciousness and significance of every singing thing—in order to sing back.

 

About the author 

Robert Wrigley has won numerous awards for his work, including the Kingsley Tufts Award, the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award, and a Pacific Northwest Book Award. He lives in the woods of Idaho, with his wife the writer Kim Barnes. The True Account of Myself As a Bird is his twelfth collection of poems. He is also the author of a collection of personal essays, mostly about poetry, called Nemerov’s Door.

 

Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 West Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Books: 
The True Account of Myself as a Bird (Penguin Poets) By Robert Wrigley Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143137245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2022

From an award-winning poet, a new collection that endeavors to pass along what the things of the earth are telling us