From the Facebook event:
STORIES & BEER
feat. RICH SMITH, HANNAH GAMBLE, et al.
at THE BLIND PIG
on WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 2015
at 6:00 p.m.
Stories & Beer presents Rich Smith & Hannah Rebecca Gamble, both of whom are coming through town on a super-rad reading tour. Come grab a beer us at The Pig on Walnut. It'll be fun.
Here is a really beautiful poem that Hannah wrote and published in Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine
and here is a really beautiful poem that Rich published over at Hobart:
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Here is a really nice thing that Matthew Dickman has to say about Rich's book, All Talk:
"Rich Smith’s All Talk is like listening to my own inner-life but hearing it articulated in a way that makes sense, it’s like figuring out something about the world and then knowing we might never really know what the world is. I read these poems and I feel an urgency, I feel better about things, I feel tongue-tied. Smith’s work makes me want to smoke cigarettes, order for the whole bar, fall in love, and die in some happy but messy way."
and here is a really nice thing that Tony Hoagland said about Hannah's book, your invitation to a modest breakfast:
“Like the favorite daughters of a Sufi master, these liberating poems of Hannah Gamble love contradiction and whirling, and intimacy–their seriousness is droll, their humor warm and dark, their fables of selfhood are teasing and honest in marvelous and uncommon ways. They are truly delightful and robustly original—a poetic joy.”