Join us at Wolverine Farm Publick House at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 31st, for the launch of NCW member, Natalie Giarratano’s second collection of poetry, Big Thicket Blues. Celebrate a love of language with food, drinks, and a reading by this local poet whose newest work “refuses to allow silence to overpower narrative; she writes, she shouts, she demands us to be better than our best selves.” The author will be selling and signing books and letterpress broadsides after the reading, which is free and open to the public.
Originally from small-town Southeast Texas, Natalie Giarratano received her Ph.D. in creative writing from Western Michigan University. She is the author of Big Thicket Blues (Sundress Publications, January 2017) and Leaving Clean, winner of the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Sakura Review, Beltway Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, Tinderbox, and TYPO, among others. A multi-genre editor, she lives and resists near the foothills of Northern Colorado.