Chris Locke & Gary Metras, Ordinary Gods & Captive in the Here

Ordinary Gods is a collection of essays and poems detailing Christopher Locke’s 25 years of travel throughout Mexico and Central America. Captive in the Here explores some of the themes that Gary Metras has made his hallmarks: the natural world and his own place in it, and well as painful and more appealing memories of the past.
LockeChristopher Locke’s poems and essays have appeared in such magazines as The North American Review, The RumpusParentsPoetry EastVerse Daily,Southwest ReviewSliceThe Literary ReviewThe SunWest BranchGargoyleThe Nervous BreakdownSaranac Review, and NPR’s Morning Edition and Ireland’s Radio One. Locke has seven collections of poetry published: How to Burn, Slipping Under Diamond Light, Possessed, End of American Magic, Waiting for Grace & Other Poems, Trespassers, and Ordinary Gods. His first post-punk/spoken word album, Late Lights, was recently released by Burst & Bloom Records, and a book for children, Heart-Flight, is forthcoming in 2019. Locke has received over a dozen grants, fellowships, and awards for his poetry including the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award, state grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and a Fellowship from Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain). He teaches creative writing at North Country Community College in the Adirondacks. 
MetrasGary Metras is the poet laureate of Easthampton, Massachusetts. He is the author of seven books and thirteen chapbooks of poetry. His poems have appeared in such journals as America, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Hawai’i Pacific Review, PoetryPoetry Salzburg Review, and Wild Earth. He is the editor and letterpress printer of Adastra Press. He fly-fishes the rivers of Western Mass. as often as possible.


Event date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Odyssey Bookshop
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South Hadley, MA 01075
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ISBN: 9781910669730
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Published: Salmon Publishing Ltd. - April 28th, 2017

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