Virtual - Robin Reagler with Tonya M. Foster and Timothy Liu

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Join Robin Reagler for her book release of Into The The with a reading from Tonya M. Foster and Timothy Liu.

Robin Reagler’s Into The The is an entirely musical and fanciful book of poems that flaunt the poet’s formal dexterity.  The title poem, both an homage and questioning of Wallace Stevens, reminds us that the mind is not of use to us without the joys of the body, “A roaring praise/tests my fingernails…”  This is a book of strict observance of all that can be touched. – Jericho Brown, Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Robin Reagler won the Best Book Award from Backlash Press, and Into The The can be purchased now on their website. She is the author of Teeth & Teeth (Headmistress Press, 2018) and Dear Red Airplane (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011, 2018). Teeth & Teeth is the winner of the Charlotte Mew Prize selected by Natalie Diaz. Dear Red Airplane won the ReBound Series and has been re-issued with a foreword by Laura Mullen.

Reagler’s poems have appeared in PloughsharesPleiadesIowa ReviewCopper NickelColorado Review, North American Review, and other journals. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She served 22 years as the Executive Director of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and volunteered as Chair of the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Board of Trustees. Currently she is Board President of LitNet, the organization that advocates for the literary sector, and Board Secretary for the Justice Hub Charter School, focusing on equity and social justice for youth. She lives in Houston, Texas.

Tonya M. Foster, is an American poet, essayist, and educator from New Orleans.

Timothy Liu is an American poet and the author of such books as Bending the Mind Around the Dream's Blown Fuse, For Dust Thou Art, Of Thee I Sing, Hard Evidence, Say Goodnight, Burnt Offerings and Vox Angelica. He is also the editor of Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry.