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GEOFF RIPS - The Calculus of Falling Bodies 

Wednesday, April 15 at 8PM

Austin Author
speaking & signing
The Calculus of Falling Bodies 

The poems in this collection span the 40 years in which Geoff Rips has undertaken a deeply personal attempt to understand the mystery of things. The pieces parallel his interest in the greater world and burrow deep inside his own psyche in the attempt to find meaning. His poems include the pantheon of subjects embraced by poets through the ages—life, death, love, and family—and they discuss the natural world and the material world, reality TV shows, looking for work, traffic, the lives of window washers and hot dog vendors, the wetlands, and pelicans, plovers, and dolphins. This is the whole of life, seen by looking closely at its parts.


Geoff Rips is a journalist and a poet who works for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the PEN American Center, a former editor of the Texas Observer, and a former Soros Open Society Institute fellow. He worked as the Freedom-to-Write Committee coordinator for the PEN American Center and was the principal author of its report, UnAmerican Activities. His 2008 novel, The Truth, received the Associated Writing Program Award. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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