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June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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LOVEJETS and FLANNELWOOD: a Double Book Launch Reading! Come celebrate the launch of LOVEJETS: QUEER MALE POETS ON 200 YEARS OF WALT WHITMAN, a major new anthology of queer male poets celebrating not only Walt Whitman’s legacy but also their literary forebears. These wonderful poets will be reading from LOVEJETS: David Cummer, Arthur Durkee, Greg Hewett, Michael Kiesow Moore, William Reichard, and Ulysses Tetu. Then there’s FLANNELWOOD: how could a wintry heart possess so much summer? In Raymond Luczak’s second novel, spontaneous combustion occurs when Bill, a 40-year-old barista and a failed poet, meets James, a disabled factory worker and a daddy hunk, at an OctoBear Dance.… Raymond Luczak, a Deaf writer, will read from FLANNELWOOD in ASL and, yes, you can meet Adam Kauwenberg-Marsnik, the sexy fella on the cover, in person! Wheelchair-accessible.