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FRUIT GEODE Book Launch — Alicia Jo Rabins & Mat Johnson
October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at the official hometown book launch celebration for Alicia Jo Rabins’ FRUIT GEODE (Augury Books)!
Alicia will read poems and perform the live poetry soundtrack she has composed especially for the book on violin through electronic pedals. With very special guest, fiction and comics writer Mat Johnson (Loving Day, Incognegro, Pym, and so many more).
About Fruit Geode: In lyrical, unflinching poems, Rabins investigates the passages of pregnancy, birth, and early infancy through a constellation of ancient and modern experience…In tracing the ritual mysteries of motherhood, Fruit Geode examines what it means to be transformed, to leave behind our certainties and walk into the unknown.
“If you have a body, [‘Fruit Geode’] is a must read.”-Lynn Melnick
About Mat Johnson:
Mat Johnson is the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. He is a Professor at the University of Oregon.
“Mat Johnson’s ‘Loving Day’ is that rare mélange: cerebral comedy with pathos.” –NY Times Book Review
Doors at 7 pm, reading at 7:30. Free! Invite your friends!