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a : after-words-books@googlegroups.com 15 June 2011 • 4:22AM -0400

after-words books Event with Poet David Mills
by bdvorkin

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DavidMills will be at After-Words Books on June23, 2011 at 6 p.m. reading from and signing copies of his book The DreamDetective (Straw Gate Books, $15).  There willbe a wine reception following the reading.

TheDream Detective is a small press best seller. It is David Mills’ first poetry collection.  The gift of thesepoems is not only their comic timing but also their adventuresome joyousness.  They reel you into a world that the authorhas invented from the random associations often conjured in ones dreams. Thepoems regale us with fantastic puns, double-entendres and sexual humor as muchas tackling serious subject matter.

DavidMills has a Masters in creative writing from New York University and is a cum laude gradof Yale University. His poetry has appearedin Ploughshares, Aloud Poets from the Nuyorican Café,Harvard University’s Transition Magazine, and Hanging Loose Press toname a few.  His book reviews have beenpublished in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone. He alsolived as writer-in-residence in Langston Hughes’ landmark Harlemhome.

Heis a 2010 Queens Poet Laureate Finalist and has won awards from NYFA, Breadloaf, Henry James, Brio, and PALF.  He has traveled to Poland to write poems about theHolocaust on a grant from the Soros Foundation. His poetry has also been recordedon RCA records with jazz artist Steve Coleman.


Please join us!

After-Words Books is located at 23  East Illinois Street in Chicago, IL.
For more information, please contact: Beverly Dvorkin, After-Words Books312-464-1110

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