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DOUGLAS COUPLAND everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

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Fridays's Child

Originally posted on City Park Library:

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As our volunteer Liz is often fond of saying to me, “For you, it’s all about the love, Kirby.”

She’s right, I’m a lover. A lover of books. A lover of poetry.

So, when I first heard today about Tightrope Books holding a poetry reading on Valentine’s Day at the grand Ben McNally’s, I [squealed, squealed again] swooned in delight.

An added pleasure. Writer, JIM NASON of Tightrope Books will be one of our guest readers at FRIDAY’S CHILD on FEBRUARY 6TH to whet our collective appetites.

*swoon*

POETRY VALENTINE’S READING • BEN McNALLY’S • Valentine’s Day • 2PM
FRIDAY’S CHILD • CITY PARK LIBRARY • February 6th • 5-7PM

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Poetry. Bedside. Hearth. Home. Library. Close.

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KIRBY The beauty of the reader (series)

“A story must be judged according to whether it makes sense. And ‘making sense’ must be here understood in its most direct meaning: to make sense is to enliven the senses. A story that makes sense is one that stirs the senses from their slumber, one that opens the eyes and the ears to their real surroundings, tuning the tongue to the actual tastes in the air and sending chills of recognition along the surface of the skin. To make sense is to release the body from the constraints imposed by outworn ways of speaking, and hence to renew and rejuvenate one’s felt awareness of the world. It is to make the senses wake up to where they are.”

DAVID ABRAM, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

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