Join us in celebrating the launch of G F Harper’s first full-length book of poetry, Savage Yard. With readings from G F Harper, Jenna Martin Opperman, and Jim Trainer.
In Savage Yard, G F Harper (above) employs a poetic prose that explores the bewilderment of the human condition. The work is brutally unromantic with glints of hope; often driven by a distinctive dark humor. Harper’s work contemplates common world themes such as roads, travels, and transformation. The images are crisp and ready to be enjoyed.
G F Harper is a writer, painter, and curator for the poetry collective, Chicon Street Poets, based in Austin, Texas. Harper attended Saint Edward’s University for a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a specialization in Creative Writing, minor in Psychology. Harper also has an Associate of Arts in English from Austin Community College. His work has been published in La Bloga: On-line Floricanto (2016, California), Raw Paw: Alien (2015, Austin, Texas), Dark Lady Poetry (2012, Los Angeles, California), Refined Savage Poetry Review (2008, USA), Farmhouse Magazine (2009, NYC, NY). Savage Yard is his first full-length book of poetry. Harper currently resides in Austin, Texas. He enjoys painting, traveling, and hiking in his spare time.
Jenna Martin Opperman has a BA in English Literature from The University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Poetry from New England College. Despite being published in a wide variety of poetry journals and magazines, she prefers the thrill and terror of performing before a live audience. She works and plays with the printed word every day as an English teacher, as the owner of Red Planet Audiobooks, and as the co-founder of INF Press. Her poetry comes from a place of ferocity, of playfulness, of emotional urgency, and of hope. She loves whisky, revelation, and naps.
All in the wind, Jim Trainer’s third full-length collection of poetry and prose, is out now through Yellow Lark Press. Trainer lives in Austin, performing as a singer songwriter and serving as curator of Going For The Throat, a weekly publication of cynicism, outrage, correspondence and romance.