The Deed To My Bones Austin Book Launch

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the recent publication of Bernard Pearce’s The Deed To My Bonesa collection of poems, photos, and visual art. Featuring spoken word and poetry readings from Bernard Pearce, Jim Trainer, and Brian Grosz.


Bernard Pearce (above left) is a Louisiana native born in the rural community of St. Martin Parish. He attended St. John’s College in Santa Fe, and returned to Louisiana to pursue a life immersed in music and art. He has owned and operated several music and arts venues in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bernard has recorded and released two full-length recordings with his band One Man Machine and has toured internationally with this group. He has participated in a residency sponsored and organized by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City. Bernard has also read at the Allen Ginsberg memorial. Bernard has recently published a collection of poems, photos, and visual art entitled The Deed to My Bones.

Jim Trainer’s (above center) work has appeared in Raw Paw 6: Alien, The Waggle, Philadelphia Stories, Divergent Magazine, Anthology Philly, The Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Verbicide Magazine, A Series of Moments and PoetryInk. The release of September, his second full-length collection of poetry, coincides with the founding of Yellow Lark Press. Trainer lives in Austin, Texas where he serves as curator of Going For The Throat, a weekly publication of cynicism, outrage, correspondence, and romance.

Brian Grosz (above right) is a storyteller, actor, voiceover artist, painter, graphic designer, chef, cooking instructor, musician, tattoo enthusiast and an aging Eagle Scout trapped in a punk rock ethos. Squalor, his premiere collection of poetry and essays is out now. He currently calls Austin his home but still talks like a New Yorker—loud, fast, and crass.

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