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Cosmic Pockets Reading: Boswell, Luna, Savage, & Wheatfall

June 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Saturday, June 20th @ 7pm

Online reading featuring Toni Lumbrazo Luna, Joann Renee Boswell, Claudia F. Savage, and Emmett Wheatfall

Join four local poets as they spellbind you for an hour. All will share links where you can purchase their books and spend time delighting you with their words. The zoom link has not yet been set up for this event, so to receive the information regarding the zoom link, please email Joann at joannrenee@gmail.com.

Cosmic Pockets by Joann Boswell — poetry and photography for sci-fi loving skeptical mystics, feminists, mothers, all

What if Mary wasn’t really a virgin? Could Jesus be an alien from another planet? How do we know we’re not all living inside of God? Poet and photographer Joann Renee Boswell invites us to travel with her into an encounter with the inconvenient complexities of earth-life and outer space, politics and religion, Bigfoot, feminism, Santa Claus, and spirituality – all tucked inside the Cosmic Pockets of life. Simultaneously whimsical and serious, Cosmic Pockets traces Joann’s personal journey out of evangelical Christianity and into an evolving understanding of faith – what if the universe is out to help us? Into motherhood – do my children exist when I’m not there? And into love – do I have a superpower?

Unflinchingly honest and delightfully conflicted, the dense narrative of Cosmic Pockets will complicate your understanding of what the world is and gift you with narrow glimpses of what might be.

Preorders and more information at https://joannrenee.com/cosmic-pockets/

There is also information on how you can get an autographed copy from the author if you wish.

Cosmic Pockets is the thrilling manifesto of a goddess aflame with righteous fury at the misogyny and hypocrisy of Christianity’s Madonna-Whore double standard. Her radical feminist vision exposes the unrealistic expectations imposed upon women which results in an internalization of unwarranted shame. Joann Boswell’s heroic verse, sharp wit, and exquisite photos of everyday life become ‘sacraments of action’ illuminating the actual romance to be found in marriage as well as the joys and challenges of motherhood. Marvel as I did at this candid and fearless poet determined ‘to say all the words, each holy.'” Christopher Luna, inaugural Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA and founder of Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic


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