Last night, new Meadowlark author Arlice Davenport celebrated the launch of his debut poetry collection, Setting the Waves on Fire!
If you were unable to attend the virtual book launch, or if you want to experience it all over again, check out this link to watch the recording of the event!
|Poet Arlice Davenport reads poetry alongside complimentary images|
|Bob Dean, Arlice's friend & manuscript editor, reads "Cluny" from the book|
|Linzi Garcia, event host, reads "Along the Forest Path"|
|Roy Beckemeyer, poet and friend, reads "Alabaster"|
"This is poetry of intellectual breadth built on a foundation of honest emotional depth. I encourage you to take up this book and read, to follow Davenport’s best advice: “Your heart is bruised, bleeding / drops of unrequited love. / The viscera of your body / tighten like a noose. You could slide // your head into it, if you choose, / . . . Love flees / like a deer bounding in a forest. / You are too broken to give chase . . . /. . . Let poems be your new heart. // It will not bleed.”
—Roy J. Beckemeyer, Kansas Authors Club Poet of the Year and author of Mouth Brimming Over, his most recent book of poems.