Jennifer Grotz - WINDOW LEFT OPEN

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

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Window Left  Open: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977306
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Graywolf Press - February 2nd, 2016

"The poppies are wild, they are only beautiful and tall"
"so long as you do not cut them, "
"they are like the feral cat who purrs and rubs against your leg"
"but will scratch you if you touch back."
"Love is letting the world be half-tamed."
--from "Poppies"

In this lush, intricately crafted collection, Jennifer Grotz explores how we can become strange to ourselves through escape, isolation, desire--and by leaving the window open. These poems are full of the sensory pleasures of the natural world and a slowed-down concept of time as Grotz records the wonders of travel, a sojourn at a French monastery, and the translation of thoughts into words, words into another language, language into this remarkable poetry. WINDOW LEFT OPEN is a beautiful and resounding book, one that traces simultaneously the intimacy and the vastness of the world.

Inprint and Brazos Bookstore are teaming up to present Brazos Bookstore/Inprint Readings, which feature select writers with new books who have received Inprint fellowships and prizes, participated in the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, or taken Inprint Writers Workshops. All readings take place at Brazos and are free and open to the public.