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Alexus Erin - St. John's Wort Reading

  • Bowery Poetry 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

About the book:

'St. Johns Wort' is a collection of poems about lost childhood, complicated relationships, and working through trauma towards a sense of release. Alexus Erin sifts through dark moments, looking for the occasional glimmers of light, carefully examining the relics of lives too often sent reeling. This tightly woven work is a stunning example of poetry for today, rich language used to explore the contemporary world, and responding to it in a beautiful, heartbreaking way.

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About the Author:

Alexus Erin is an American poet, performer and PhD candidate living in the UK. Her poetry has previously appeared in Potluck Magazine, The Melanin Collective, The Nervous Breakdown, The Audacity, American Society of Young Poets, God Is in the TV, LEVELER, Red Flag Poetry, Silk + Smoke and a host of others. She is the author of Two Birds, All Moon (Gap Riot Press) and Cartoon Logic, Cartoon Violence (forthcoming, Cervena Barva Press). She was the 2018 Poet Fellow of the Leopardi Writers Conference and a performer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2018). Her screenplay American Lotus Project, won the screenwriting award at Temple University’s Diamond Film Festival (2015). When Alexus isn’t writing, dancing, singing, comedy-ing or researching maternal/child health, find her growing plants in your walls as the co-founder of Wallflower Hydroponics, and trying to catch up on sleep.

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