Poetry reading at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House on August 7


By SALINA POST

Poets Linda Lewis, Jason Ryberg, Linzi Garcia, Tim Tarkelly and Jase Buck will read their latest collections at an event Aug. 7 in downtown Salina.

Readings are scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe Avenue. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Here is information about the poets from the organizers of the event.

Linda M. Lewis
After a childhood in Oklahoma and a teaching career in Nebraska, Linda M. Lewis moved to Lindsborg, where she moved in 1987 to become a professor of composition and British literature at Bethany College. Now retired, she spends time with family, sleeps in, has a leisurely lunch, fika with friends, reads poetry and poetry readings. As a teacher and literary researcher, she has published four books and a number of critical essays on authors Dante and Dickens, Blake and Shelley, George Eliot and George Sand, John Milton and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, among others. Lewis is the author of a collection of poetry, Together (Spartan Press, 2019), and has published here and there in various poetry magazines.

Jason Ryberg
Jason Ryberg is the author of eighteen books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, a box full of files, notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day (loosely) be interpreted as a novel, and some angry letters. to various magazine and newspaper publishers.

He is currently artist-in-residence at both the Prospero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s and the Osage Arts Community and is an editor and designer at Spartan Books. His latest collection of poems is The Great American Pyramid Scheme (co-authored with WE Leathem, Tim Tarkelly and Mack Thorn, OAC Books, 2022). He lives part-time in Kansas City, Missouri with a rooster named Little Red and a goat named Giuseppe and part-time somewhere in the Ozarks near the Gasconade River, where many strange woodland creatures are also found. and wonderful.

Linzi Garcia
Linzi Garcia can be found frolicking in sunflower fields, cemeteries and bars across the states. She was featured in Walking Unique Paths: An Anthology of Young Writers (VerbalEyze Press, 2016), 50 Haikus: Number 12 (Prolific Press, 2017) and at the poetry website Philosophical Idiot (November 2017). If you’re lucky, you may even find a haiku of hers in the gumball machine at the Raven Book Store in Lawrence or perhaps hidden away in a nook of a tree near you. Garcia currently resides in Lindsborg, dreaming of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and New Orleans. She is always looking for invitations to new places where she can soak up new poetry, perspective, unparalleled experiences and quality whisky.

Timothy Tarkelly
Timothy Tarkelly is a teacher, debate coach, and poet from southeast Kansas. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Softly in Way, Strong in Action: Poems on Eisenhower (2019), On sliding platforms and spiritual growth (2021), and Objects We Know We Don’t Deserve: Poems on Dutch Art. Most recently, he collaborated with visual artist Elena Samarsky on a collaborative work titled, All other forms of expression. When he’s not writing, he’s teaching students who are far more talented than he’ll ever be.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Information about poet Jase Buck was not available.


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