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Steven Nightingale to read from latest book of sonnets at Sundance

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE

What: Poet Steven Nightingale reads from and signs his latest book of sonnets, The Golden Pilgrimage.

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.

When: Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

About the book:

For poet Steven Nightingale, the sonnet is not just a poetic form, it is the form of our dreams: the dream that poetry can take the mind home to original beauties; that the life of each of us is bound to a joy at the midmost of the world; that language can tease a bright reality from the catastrophes of the day; that we may learn to change ourselves, in hopes of becoming hidden sidekicks of light, useful, practical, bemused.

About Steven Nightingale:

Steven Nightingale is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Lost Coast and Thirteenth Daughter of the Moon, and several books of poetry including The Light in Them Is Permanent, Planetary Tambourine, Cartwheels and Cinnamon Theologies.

Praise for Steven Nightingale:

“Reading Steven Nightingale’s sonnets is like sitting in the backyard on a warm waxing quarter moon summer night with a large glass of Vince Arroyo dark red zinfandel, a small fragrant night wind soughing its way home through the cedar and live oaks, and a minor god’s ransom of jeweled fireflies dancing, calling the stars to pop out and come play, one by one.”

–David Lee, Former Utah Poet Laureate

“Steven Nightingale proves that the sonnet, like rock ‘n roll, will never die. “

–Billy Collins, Former US Poet Laureate

Since opening its doors in 1985, Sundance Books and Music has been dedicated to the service of books and book lovers. As a local, independent bookstore, Sundance is committed to strengthening and contributing to both our local and global communities.

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