Ciona Rouse & erica lewis in Nashville for July Readings

Third Man Books is excited to announce two Nashville poetry readings this month celebrating the debut of Ciona Rouse's chapbook, Vantablack, and erica lewis' poetry collection, mary wants to be a superwoman

First up this Saturday, July 15th, erica lewis makes her Nashville debut at Soft Junk for Et. Al. Poetry Readings + Third Man Books Special Summer Book Release Party! She'll be reading from her new collection of poems, mary wants to be a superwoman, alongside Thomas Macfie and Honest Lewis. This event is FREE and will include a full bar (cash + credit), however, if you purchase a book you get a free drink! It's a win/win situation.

Doors at 8pm | Reading 8:30pm | Book signing and reception to follow | Facebook Event

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erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various anthologies and journals including, Apartment, BOMB, Bombay Gin, Boog City, The Brooklyn Rail, Clinic, Coconut, Dusie, Entropy, Little Red Leaves, New American Writing, Octopus, Sink, and The New Megaphone, among others. Books include 'the precipice of jupiter' (Queue Books) and 'camera obscura' (BlazeVox Books), both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein, and the solo project 'murmur in the inventory' (Shearsman Books). She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thomas Macfie, Nashvillean, Sewaneean, &, Musician, & Poet, &, Creative Writing Graduate from The University of Montana, &, Whose Writing Will Soon Appear in FENCE, & Has Appeared In The Nashville Scene, DIAGRAM, The Oval, & New Nowhere.

Honest Lewis, Author, &, Activist, &, Organizer, &, Polemicist – the Diogenes of the Cumberland River, &, Author of Parasites, &, Curator & Host of The Monthly Event 'A Night of Free Speech', &, Editor at DNR Publishing – A Small Press That Specializes In Subversive And Transgressive Literature.  

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Next up on Saturday, July 29th, join Third Man Books in celebrating the release of our first chapbook, Vantablack, by Nashville poet, Ciona Rouse! It will be hosted by our East Nashville friends over at East Side Story at 8pm. More info to follow! 


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Ciona Rouse is a poet, living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her poetry has been featured in Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary, WPLN Nashville Public Radio, Nashville Public Television, Native Magazine and She believes in poetry being very public, and curates many poetry events in Nashville.