The Blues of Heaven: An Evening with Poet Barbara Ras

Mabee Auditorium in Dicke Hall Trinity University

Join Trinity University Press for an evening with Barbara Ras in conversation with Andrew Porter celebrating Ras’s latest poetry collection, The Blues of Heaven. Naomi Shihab Nye praised the book for its “intense tenderness and vivid painterly wonderment.” Barbara Ras, poet and founding director of Trinity University Press, delivers her characteristic subjects with new daring that both rattles and beguiles. Here are poems of grief over her brother’s death; doors to an idiosyncratic working-class childhood among Polish immigrants; laments for nature and politics out of kilter. Ras portrays the climate crisis, guns out of control, the reckless injustice and ignorance of the United States government. Ras also weaves her wise humor throughout, moving to create an expansive, ardent, and memorable book. Reception, reading/talk, and book signing. Mabee Auditorium in Dicke Hall at Trinity University. Directions here. Free and open to the public.