Join us in celebrating the launch of Last Word/First Word: A Poetic Conversation by David Jewell and Ric Lance Scow Williams. The book was a collaborative effort of three years of emailing poems back and forth, nearly every day, and using the last word of the sender’s poem to start the poem to be sent back.
David Jewell (above left) has been living in Austin and doing poetry shows for about thirty years. He has published a few books, done some multi-media shows, opened for Laurie Anderson at the Paramount Theater, appeared in a movie called, Waking Life, and had a poem appear in a movie called Before Sunrise. Both movies were directed by Richard Linklater. Basically, David Jewell is very grateful to be here right now, exploring this mystery of the mysteriousness of everything.
Richard Lance Scow Williams (above right) or Ric as he is commonly known was an associate editor for The Austin Chronicle from 1988-2012. He loved promoting Austin poetry. In 2007, Ric’s the secret book of god was chosen by Robert Bonazzi of the San Antonio Express-News as “The Best Book of Poetry by a Poet Living in Texas.” His work has appeared in sundry locales of the mind and heart. He has a master’s degree in mythological studies/depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He lives in Glorieta, New Mexico, with his astrologer wife Helga Scow Williams and two cats, Bat and Mouse. His latest books are Helga, from Bite Press and Last Word/First Word: Volume 1, also from Bite Press, which is a collaboration with David Jewell.