Claire Thornburgh read poems from her collection at Des Moines Library on Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m.
So, I’m Claire and this is Jeanette–in purple. She shows me how to be a phoenix–not the gorgeous kind with iridescent crimson feathers, but kind of grubby, with lots of potential. We know flames and the work of sifting through ashes. One day she placed a really good cup of coffee on the floor near the bed to coax me out from under (no ashes under there, just dust). I haven’t crawled back since. I follow her glints of red ahead on an updraft.
Graduates of the 2013 Artist Trust / EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers will read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
April 14, 2013 1-4pm
Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave
Go to the Artist Trust page for details.