Books & Beats: November 21, 2015
Local poet Melanie Rae Thon is a creative writing professor at the University of Utah. Silence and Song (University of Alabama Press) and The 7th Man (New Michigan Press) are her newest works. In her review of both, Betsy Burton says, “Thon, like no one else alive, captures the pain and the ecstasy of our existence, its harrowing, often brutal nature, and the transcendent joy of soil and of souls, making sense of the urge to hurt and the will to rescue, unbearable loneliness and the solace that makes life bearable.” Thon will read at The King’s English Bookshop at 7:00pm on Monday, November 23rd.
Tracks heard on this Books & Beats:
1: "Rat Race" by Fuzz.
2: "Sheep in Wolves Clothes" by little hurricane.
3: "Center of Attention" by Tommy Castro & the Painkillers.