The Joy of Poetry
Old Firehouse Books is excited to welcome poet Joy Roulier Sawyer to Fort Collins! This event is celebrating the release of her latest collection of poems, Lifeguards. We invite readers to join us at the store on Friday, July 12th at 6:00pm for this reading. Joy will be joined by local poet Lisa Zimmerman. This event is free and open to the public.
Lifeguards introduces poems whose characters gently tug us through threatening waters to safety. Stories of an alcoholic mother, a nerdy gardener, a heroic boyfriend are enjoined by a cunning jester-prophet who pops up occasionally in the simple guise of Poet. Sawyer’s refreshing blend of genuine reverence and sly humor never fails to entertain, exhort, and enlighten.
We hope you’ll join us for this event!