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Monday, December 6, 2021

Another exciting Friday!

Getting your week organized? Make sure to pencil in the Lilac and Sawdust book launch event this Friday, 6 p.m. CST! Author Kenneth Pobo will read a selection of poems from the book and chat with you about whatever you ask him to chat about!

Register ahead of time at tinyurl.com/lilacandsawdust to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and password.

Help show your love by preordering the book HERE!

(Feel free to share this digital poster with your community!)

About the book:
More than a love story told in verse, Lilac and Sawdust examines two lives whose paths come together, finally, giving space for acceptance that wasn’t always there, still isn’t certainly taken for granted. Growing up, falling in love, aging as gracefully as the years allow . . . Jeff and Jerry are your neighbors, your friends, your family.

What people are saying, so far:
The two men at the center of this book (Jerry and Jeff) are both extraordinary and ordinary, and the poems chart their lives carefully, in great detail, with a loving gaze. The books lets us get to know them, as if they are dear friends, and the writing sparkles, written by someone with clear eyes, clear head, and a clear heart. This book will endear you to it too.
–Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas, 2017-2019, More Than Words

About the author:
Kenneth Pobo is the author of twenty-one chapbooks and nine full-length collections.  Recent books include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light Press), Loplop in a Red City (Circling Rivers), Dindi Expecting Snow (Duck Lake Books), Wingbuds (cyberwit.net), and Uneven Steven (Assure Press).Opening is forthcoming from Rectos Y Versos Editions.

Human rights issues, especially as they relate to the LGBTQIA+ community, are also a constant presence in his work.  In addition to poetry, he also writes fiction and essays.  For the past thirty-plus years he taught at Widener University and retired in 2020.

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