Local writer Erin Keane will be reading from her new book tomorrow night at Carmichael’s on Frankfort Avenue. Consuming Louisville loves Erin and also loves poems that include lion tamers and fortune tellers.
Death-Defying Acts, a collection of persona poems, tells the story of one summer on the road with a small-time circus, weaving together the stories of performers living on the fringe of society. Their voices, including a jaded lion tamer and her favorite lion, a fortune teller with a cruel streak and a Magic 8 Ball, a patient tattoo artist, and the midway’s omniscient photo booth, echo back and forth as the poems talk to one another, examining the tension between public and private, the need for authentic human connection and the desire for self-determined lives.
Thursday May 20, 2010
7:00pm – 9:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue