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Shaun T. Griffin to read poetry and prose at Sundance Books and Music



What: Shaun T. Griffin reads from his forthcoming book of poetry, This Is What the Desert Surrenders, New and Selected Poems (available from Black Rock Press, fall 2012) and from his forthcoming memoir Braiding the Wind – Thirty Years on the Comstock (also available from Black Rock Press, publication date TBD).

This reading is part of Sundance Books and Music’s month-long celebration of National Poetry Month.

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

When: Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

About Shaun T. Griffin:
Shaun T. Griffin is the co-founder and director of Community Chest, a rural social justice agency serving children and families in northwestern Nevada since 1991. For over 20 years he has taught a poetry workshop at Northern Nevada Correctional Center and publishes a journal of their work, Razor Wire. His most recent book of poems is Woodsmoke, Wind, and the Peregrine, from Black Rock Press in 2008. This Is What the Desert Surrenders, New and Selected Poems, will be published by Black Rock Press in the fall of 2012. He recently completed editing a book of essays on the late poet and critic, Hayden Carruth: From Sorrow’s Well. He received the Rosemary McMillan Lifetime Achievement in Art Award in 2006, awarded by Sierra Arts Foundation, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1995.

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