Art Homer will sign Blind Uncle Night

"The main focus of Blind Uncle Night is on nature and the outdoors, including the heavens. But if you’re looking for quiet fields of daisies, twittering bluebirds, and wispy moonbeams, look elsewhere. Art Homer has what W. C. Williams called ‘the ground sense necessary’ to take into account vultures, deer carcasses, snapping turtles, weeds, thunderheads, bugs, coyotes, and snake-eating frogs — elements which moved Hobbs to describe life in the state of nature as ‘nasty, brutish, and short’ but which Homer demonstrates are essential to its power, its appeal, its — yes — beauty. His lines are grounded in concrete particularity and a musician’s ear for sound and rhythm. Homer’s musicality also shows up in the poems about small-town/country life and the roots music that evolved from it — music, like Homer’s, conjured out of the personal landscapes of its creators. His is a reader-friendly landscape, but don’t forget your work-shirt and brogans."—William Trowbridge    (Wordtech, $18.00)

Event date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
8702 Pacific St
68114 Omaha