Three by Hannah Kezema, MFA ’15 // Book Release

In her words:

The release for my chapbook Three (Tattered Pages Press: was on Saturday, 11/18/17 at Alley Cat General Bookstore and Gallery in San Francisco, hosted by Kevin Killian, who runs a weekly poetry reading series there. I read with Andrea Abi-Karam and Lourdes Figueroa, who are both local Bay Area poets/artists. During the reading I had a mirror placed on a 6-foot easel – to begin the reading I recited one section of the book with my back to the audience looking into the mirror; moving around so that I was not directly reading to anyone and could not see my own reflection. Three, which I look at as a broken triptych or a failed pyramid, is very much about unrequited relations with others, obsession, and loss. I liked the idea of looking into a mirror and seeing everyone but myself; for them to either see themselves or me, or both.

Some Naropa alumni who were present: Angel Dominguez and Jamie Townsend, more Bay Area poets. 🙂 Amanda Ngoho Reavey, who is also a Naropa alumni is the Founder and Editor of Tea and Tattered Pages, based in Milwaukee, WI, and Three is a sector of the Tattered Pages chapbook series. Also: Kevin Killian who hosted the event has taught at SWP, Naropa’s adjunct faculty Sara Veglahn blurbed the book, as well as Teresa Carmody, who has read at Naropa in the past.






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