Join Trinity University Press for a celebration and reading of Barbara 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. Her reading will be followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Buy the book at the event or order now.