SWEET KAHLUA AND SOUR LIME, the latest edition of the annual UUFDC chapbook featuring some of the poems read in the 2013 – 2014 Dickinson Poetry Series will be released in October. The title suggests that poetry helps us see, understand and accept the contrasts of life: sweet and sour, dark and light, old and young, happy and sad. These contrasts add substantial richness to our lives.
The book includes 26 poems by 14 poets, including 2 youth poets. Additionally, the book highlights several presentations which mixed artistic mediums or experimented with forms: poems set to music and performed by a singer and a pianist; poetry which inspired pencil sketches displayed at the reading; two poets reading, each illuminating the work of the other; and poems written collaboratively. The poems reflect on the local scene, travel, language, social issues, nature, and human interactions —subjects with a long history in poetry.
SWEET KAHLUA AND SOUR LIME will be officially released at a publication party following the readings at the October Dickinson Poetry evening on Wednesday, October 8. The public is invited to join in the celebration which will include refreshments, music, impromptu readings of poems by their authors, and the opportunity for poets to autograph their pages in the books which have been purchased. The cost of the book is $10.00; it will be available at poetry and UUFDC events.