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LESLEY DAUER at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Lesley Dauer author photo and Carnival Life cover image

Poet and Co-Director of Foothill College’s Creative Writing Department Lesley Dauer joins Books Inc. in Palo Alto in celebration of her latest collection, Carnival Life: PoemsEach poem in this award-winning collection represents the life of a carnival performer or that of an outsider whose life is rife with carnival metaphor. For instance, The Two-Headed Woman and the Two-Faced Man is both literal and metaphorical. Naturally, she draws carnival audiences, and as an outsider and illusionist of sorts, he complicates her life. Through deft, incisive portraits, Lesley Dauer populates these pages with people and animals in whom we recognize our own strengths, quirks, and bewilderment. We meet among others: a human cannonball preoccupied with thoughts of his familys welfare, a contortionist controlled by his emotions, and compassionate dancing bears concerned by the psychological limits of their audience.

Event date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
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Carnival Life: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881465716
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Published: Mercer University Press - June 1st, 2016