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Malvern Books presents: Adam Crittenden

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Adam Crittenden Book Launch

WHEN: June 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the launch of Adam Crittenden’s debut full-length poetry collection, Blood Eagle. With readings from poets Adam Crittenden, Daniel Roessler, and Nick Courtright.

Adam Crittenden is partial to happiness, even/especially during times of impending doom (mythological, Biblical, psychological, imaginal). Give this book a chance to show you its necessities, to demonstrate what ink and paper can continue to do that flesh and blood cannot. In a century where a face can be successfully transplanted, why not a voice? Who doesn’t want to be remade? Go ahead. Traipse into this twisted forest (before the first light bulb falls), and you might well agree that “we should have left / after the first few minutes / but by now it is too late.”

~Timothy Liu, author of Don’t Go Back to Sleep

Adam Crittenden holds an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University, where he was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize. He also serves as an editor for Lingerpost and Puerto del Sol. His work has appeared in decomP, Bayou Magazine, Metazen, Barn Owl Review, Whiskey Island, and other journals. Blood Eagle is his first full-length book of poetry and is available now from Gold Wake Press. Currently, he teaches writing in Albuquerque at Central New Mexico Community College.

Daniel Roessler is a poet and an aspiring mystery/thriller author who currently resides in Austin, Texas. He is a member of The Writer’s League of Texas, the Academy of American Poets, and an active participant in the Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides community, placing in several contests. Daniel has previously published one nonfiction book, numerous magazine articles, and a three-part guest blog series for Writer’s Digest on nature poems.

Nick Courtright’s second book, Let There Be Light, called “a continual surprise and a revelation” by Naomi Shihab Nye, came out in February 2014, and his debut full-length, Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist, was published in 2012. He is an editor and book designer for Gold Wake Press, and the founder and editor of Atmosphere Press. His poetry has appeared in many literary journals, including The Southern Review, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, and The Iowa Review, among numerous others, and essays and other prose of his have been published by such places as The Huffington Post, The Best American Poetry, Gothamist, and SPIN Magazine.