When: Mon., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. 2017
Detroit native Aaron Coleman is a Fulbright scholar and a graduate of Wash U's MFA program, but those facts seem thin and far away when you read his poems. Coleman composes dense thickets of words that scan clearly and sharply, flowing through the reader like clear water. "Through," written as an homage to A. Van Jordan's fondness for formatting his poems like dictionary definitions, charts the course of a relationship in nine definitions of the word "through," each with examples. Tonight at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; www.left-bank.org), Coleman reads from and signs copies of his poetry collection St. Trigger. Admission is free, but you need to buy a copy of the book to get in the signing line.
Price: free admission