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Erin Hoover/Brian Alan Ellis Book Release and Q&A w/ Laura Minor

  • Third House Books & Coffee 113 North Main Street Gainesville, FL, 32601 United States (map)

Celebrate the Barnburner (Elixir Press) and Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms) dual book release featuring readings and a special Q&A with authors ERIN HOOVER and BRIAN ALAN ELLIS hosted by poet LAURA MINOR.

FREE / Doors at 7:30 PM


ERIN HOOVER’s debut poetry collection, Barnburner, was selected by Kathryn Nuernberger for Elixir Press‘s Antivenom Award and will be published in 2018. Erin’s poems have appeared in the 2016 edition of The Best American Poetry, and recently in Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, and Tampa Review.

"Hoover exhumes the skeletons buried neatly behind the white picket fences of modern America in a debut that is rife with outspoken disillusionment. …"— Publishers Weekly

BRIAN ALAN ELLIS runs House of Vlad Productions, and is the author of three novellas, three short-story collections, two books of humorous non-fiction (Sad Laughter is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms Press), and Something to Do with Self-Hate, a novel. His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Fanzine, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Heavy Feather Review, Talking Book, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places.

"[Ellis is] the literary equivalent of The Replacements. And Sad Laughter is [his] Tim, a book that takes seriously the art of sarcasm—hilarious and filled to the brim with uncomfortable truths."–Troy James Weaver, author of Temporal

LAURA MINOR has a record of her poems through EAT Poems, a poetry label out of the University of North Florida. She won FSU's nomination for Best New Poets 2018, chosen by poet, Timothy Welch. She is the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Writers Spotlight Award at FSU, chosen by poet, D.A. Powell. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Arc Poetry Magazine, The American Poetry Journal, O: JA&L, Fantastic Floridas (Burrow St. Press), Berfrois, Queen Mob's Tea House, Hobart, and Spring Gun Press. She was a Teacher’s College Fellow at Columbia University and the recipient of a Sarah Lawrence Poetry Award. A lapsed singer-songwriter, she is also currently working on a third record (forthcoming in this decade) while she finishes her debut book of poems as a doctoral candidate in poetry at Florida State University.

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