portage district library http://wmuk.org en Poet thinks about the world of birds and the less-than-ideal life http://wmuk.org/post/poet-thinks-about-world-birds-and-less-ideal-life <p>Poet and psychologist <a href="http://www.gailmartinpoetry.com/">Gail Martin</a> will hold a reading Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at <a href="http://www.pdl.lib.mi.us/">Portage District Library</a> for her new book <em>Begin Empty-Handed</em>, which won this year&rsquo;s Perugia Press Prize. <a href="http://www.perugiapress.com/">Perugia Press</a> publishes poetry by up-and-coming female poets every year.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:53:46 +0000 Zinta Aistars 9126 at http://wmuk.org Poet thinks about the world of birds and the less-than-ideal life 'Hold It 'Till It Hurts' by T. Geronimo Johnson http://wmuk.org/post/hold-it-till-it-hurts-t-geronimo-johnson <p>What do combat trauma, male coming-of-age, family, racial identity and out-of-race adoption have in common? They’re the central themes of <em>Hold It ‘til It Hurts</em>, the debut novel by T-Geronimo Johnson.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:49:00 +0000 Earlene McMichael 2011 at http://wmuk.org 'Hold It 'Till It Hurts' by T. Geronimo Johnson Combat Veterans Writing Group to read in honor of Veteran's Day http://wmuk.org/post/combat-veterans-writing-group-read-honor-veterans-day <p>In the fall of 2009, Kalamazoo writer Margaret von Steinen started a Combat Veterans Writing Group that meets twice a month at the <a href="http://www.pdl.lib.mi.us/">Portage District Library</a>. The group will read from their work at the library Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in honor of Veteran’s Day.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:15:28 +0000 Lorraine Caron 185 at http://wmuk.org