April 19, 2017
Gregory Kimbrell, Events and Programs Coordinator for the Cabell Library, will talk about his new collection of poems, The Primitive Observatory (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016).
The poems of The Primitive Observatory, set in the late nineteenth century, take readers into a dreamy, alluring world where hapless travelers, doomed heirs, and other colorful types grapple with horrors. Within the pages of this book, Kimbrell explores such themes as memory, class prejudice, family violence, and greed in a flamboyant, yet matter-of-fact, style that is both amusing and unsettling. The Primitive Observatory offers a dark, evocative, and entertainingly grotesque experience.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250), Cabell Library
Admission is free and all are welcome!