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Local poet William Wilborn celebrates publication of new poetry collection



asw_front_cover_only_10_01_13_smallweb-200x300-5535053-4117929What: Sundance Books and Music’s Baobab Press will host the book launch for All She Wrote (Baobab Press, 2013), a beautiful new book of sonnets by local poet William Wilborn.

When/Where: Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.

About All She Wrote: The sonnet is one of the oldest poetic forms in Western literature, adopted with immortal success by poets as diverse as Dante, Shakespeare and Robert Frost. In the hands of William Wilborn, the sonnet becomes a powerful vehicle to explore the poignant ironies of history and daily life, the urgencies of love and age, and the heartbreaking truths that lurk behind encounters with art and beauty. These masterfully crafted poems give the ancient sonnet a fresh vibrancy and relevance suitable for the voices and experiences of our time.

Praise: “Too few people know it, but William Wilborn is one of the finest poets in America. All She Wrote, his new collection of memorable, rewarding, and beautifully crafted sonnets, gives more readers a chance to find that out.” –X. J. Kennedy, poet and former poetry editor for The Paris Review 

About the Author: William Wilborn grew up in Bonner, Mont. He attended the University of Montana, Stanford and Cornell and taught English at the University of Nevada in Reno for many years. He has published in Poetry, TriQuarterly and other reviews. Rooms, his first book of poetry, was printed by Harry Duncan of Cummington Press in 1991.

More information: www.sundancebookstore.com

This program is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with the support of the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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