Tomás Q. Morín - PATIENT ZERO

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Presented in partnership with Gulf Coast

Tomas will be reading with Lauren Berry.

"I will call the voice of this poet a 'common' voice... a voice a poet could take into an entire lifetime of memorable writing." --Philip Levine, Ploughshares

This second collection from APR-Honickman winner Tomas Q. Morin explores love gone sideways in the lives of lovers, parents and children, humans and the divine. Patient Zero is filled with voices--of all the people, places, and things that surround a life sick with heartbreak. Doors are the wooden tongues of a house, grocery-store cashiers are gatekeepers to the infinite, and food is the all-powerful life force behind every living thing.

We will also be acting as a post-Harvey book drive for this event. Feel free to bring books you would like to donate.  

Tomas Q. Morin: Tomas Q. Morin's debut poetry collection A Larger Country was the winner of the APR/Honickman Prize. He is co-editor with Mari L'Esperance of the anthology Coming Close, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Texas State University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Lauren Berry received a BA from Florida State University and an MFA from the University of Houston, where she won the Inprint Verlaine Poetry Prize and was a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. In 2009-2010 she held the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Hayden's Ferry Review, Denver Quarterly, and Cream City Review. Her first collection of poems, The Lifting Dress (Penguin, 2011), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the National Poetry Series. Lauren currently teaches AP English Literature for YES Prep Public Schools, a charter district in Houston whose mission is to increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.


Patient Zero Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556594939
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 4th, 2017