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universitybookstore:

For National Poetry Month—

After the First Lightning

I will ask your permission
to weave a story
from your hair, weave it

around both of us
as we sit, warm and safe
on the hill above
the reservation and all

her skins, watch
he first storms of the year
approach, pass over
then move away.


The Lover of Maps

She unfolds and folds me
directs me
to an exact place
on the reservation

where nothing is ever written down.
She tells me
our stories are maps
told on a scale

larger than can be held
by our clumsy hands.

—Sherman Alexie, from The Summer of Black Widows (Hanging Loose Press)

(via politicsprose)

Filed under Sherman Alexie National Poetry Month

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Roxane Gay’s AN UNTAMED STATE: U.S. Tour

BOSTON, MA

Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm

Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St.

http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state

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BROOKLYN, NY

Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00pm

In Conversation with Sari Botton

Community Bookstore of Park Slope

Co-sponsored by Vol. 1 Brooklyn

143 7th Ave.

http://communitybookstore.net/events/

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NEW YORK, NY

Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00pm

In Conversation with Ruth Franklin

McNally-Jackson Booksellers

52 Prince Street

http://mcnallyjackson.com/event/2014/05/15/month/all/all/1

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WASHINGTON, DC

Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm

Politics and Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/roxane-gay-untamed-state

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PHILADELPHIA, PA

Friday, May 9 at 8:00pm

With Joseph Riippi, Samantha Irby, Mike Young, and Tara Murtha

Tire Fire Reading Series

The Tattooed Mom

530 South Street

https://www.facebook.com/tirefire.readings

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ONLINE EVENT

Monday, May 12 at 7:00pm ET

In conversation with Maud Newton

Booktalk Nation

1521 Tenth Ave.

http://booktalknation.com/book.html?author_id=191

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MIAMI, FL

Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00pm

Books and Books

265 Aragon Ave in Coral Gables

http://www.booksandbooks.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state-gables

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CHICAGO, IL

Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00pm

The Book Cellar

4736 N. Lincoln Ave.

http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state

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MILWAUKEE, WI

Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm

Boswell Books

2559 N Downer Ave.

http://boswell.indiebound.com/upcoming-events

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DENVER, CO

Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Fly-By Writers Weekend

www.lighthousewriters.org

https://lighthousewriters.org/

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AUSTIN, TX

Monday, May 19 at 7:00pm

Book People

603 North Lamar

http://www.bookpeople.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state

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DETROIT, MI

Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00pm

Literary Detroit

Tangent Gallery

715 E Milwaukee St.

http://literarydetroit.com/2013/04/22/book-events-2/

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KALAMAZOO, MI

Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm

Book Bug

3019 Oakland Dr.

http://www.bookbugkalamazoo.com/events

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LOS ANGELES, CA

Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave.

http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/roxane-gay-reads-untamed-state

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PORTLAND, OR

Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30pm

Powell’s Books – Burnside

1005 W Burnside St.

http://www.powells.com/calendar/

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SEATTLE, WA

Thursday, June 5 at 7:00pm

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 Tenth Ave.

http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/2014/04/14/month/all/all/1

Filed under Roxane Gay And Untamed State Author Tour

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Never too early; never too late!
powells:

We appreciate even the tiniest bookworms! #Repost from @tehlorkay —- having the best day ever at @powellsbooks today. love my little bookworm. #bookworm #momlife #powellsbooks #portland

Never too early; never too late!

powells:

We appreciate even the tiniest bookworms! #Repost from @tehlorkay —- having the best day ever at @powellsbooks today. love my little bookworm. #bookworm #momlife #powellsbooks #portland