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Book Launch Nov. 2nd!

Book Launch Nov. 2nd!

Hello Friends!

The launch/reading for my book Adrift: A Collection of Poems is coming up. I would love for you all to be there if you can.

Malvern Books
Austin, TX
Nov. 2nd, 2018, 7 pm

You can order a copy on the store page or grab one at the launch!

 

Adrift: A Collection of Poems is an exploration of trauma and a quest for transcendence. Between broken souls, broken homes, and frustrating socio-political circumstances, Peloquin asks us to see these experiences not as disparate elements, but as part of a whole. Here, in this place, with this stirring narrator, memory and reality feed off one another, creating a world of inconstancy that can only be soothed by dreams of escape.

Cover art courtesy of Ryan Obermeyer.

Published by Atmosphere Press.

 

Current Projects: Memoir

Current Projects: Memoir

Her life was supposed to be simple: grow up, get married, and preach the good news until the end of the world came. However, this bucolic, if unusual, life plan was monkey-wrenched from the very beginning. Set in rural central Texas in the 1980s-90s, this tale immerses readers in a world where an emotional and imaginative child is faced with trying to navigate a religious belief system that confuses her. The child, wired to feel, see, hear the world intensely, grows up trying to make sense of these elements, until the brewing storms of adolescence erupt and her life is irrevocably upended. The once “gifted” girl faces a daunting crawl out of the wreckage of her young life. She eventually emerges, not unscathed, but defiantly awake and alive.

 

Adrift: A Collection of Poems

Adrift: A Collection of Poems

Adrift: A Collection of Poems is an exploration of trauma and a quest for transcendence. Between broken souls, broken homes, and frustrating socio-political circumstances, Peloquin asks us to see these experiences not as disparate elements, but as part of a whole. Here, in this place, with this stirring narrator, memory and reality feed off one another, creating a world of inconstancy that can only be soothed by dreams of escape.

Cover art courtesy of Ryan Obermeyer.

This forth-coming book will be released Fall of 2018 through Atmosphere Press.

About

About

Kristy Peloquin is a poet, memoirist, teacher, and writing group leader in Austin, TX. She graduated from Texas State University with a BA in English, summa cum laude honors, in 2006, and went on to earn an MFA in poetry in 2009. She is a teacher at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and co-leads therapeutic creative writing workshops for persons suffering through grief and loss. Reoccurring themes in her work include trauma, memory, the physical body, and spirituality in nature.  Her work has been previously published in The Berkeley Poetry ReviewPalimpsest: The Yale Literary and Arts MagazineSphere MagazineRight Hand Pointing, and Midway Journal, among others.

This is her writing buddy, Zero. 🙂