MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Spout Press will celebrate the publication and release of 86-year-old Lucille Broderson's second book of poems, "Beware" on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 pm.
The celebration will take place at the Rogue Buddha Gallery at 2402 East Hennepin Ave. SE, in Minneapolis. The release party will feature a live reading by Broderson of selections from "Beware" and a reading by 20-year-old poet Josie Halpern-Finnerty.
In a time of cosmetics, injections and surgeries made to help women preserve themselves, Broderson is preserving herself in print. A Minnesota native, born in Willmar, Minn., Broderson started taking creative writing classes at the University of Minnesota a few years ago.
Her poems have been published in several journals and the Spout Press anthology "A Definitive Guide to the Twin Cities." She has won the Loft Mentor competition and the Lake Superior Regional Writers Competition. Broderson has also received a Minnesota State Arts board grant and has twice been a finalist in the Discovery/The Nation contest.
Andrew Hudgins, author of "After the Lost War: a Narrative"
and several other prose and poetry collections said Broderson "may not have known that time and age were coming, but now that they are here she meditates on them with eloquent clarity."
Broderson's first book, "A Thousand Years," was published by Pudding House Publications earlier this year.