Poetry Night with Aaron Brown and Saddiq Dzukogi

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome author and poet, Aaron Brown to our virtual event space! We'll be celebrating the launch of his latest poetry collection, Call Me Exile, on Tuesday, May 17th at 6pmMT. He will be joined in conversation by Saddiq Dzukogi, author of Your Crib, My Qibla. The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.

Call Me Exile explores geographic, spiritual, and relational exile through poems that navigate child loss, divorce, and migration. The vivid imagery and descriptive language of these poems allows the reader to feel every emotion in a way that stays with you long after you put the book down. The stories from this collection are dying to be shared, each with their own voice straining to be heard.

Your Crib, My Qibla interrogates loss, the death of a child, and a father’s pursuit of language able to articulate grief. In these poems, the language of memory functions as a space of mourning, connecting the dead with the world of the living. Culminating in an imagined dialogue between the father and his deceased daughter in the intricate space of the family, Your Crib, My Qibla explores grief, the fleeting nature of healing, and the constant obsession of memory as a language to reach the dead.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

Please email events@oldfirehousebooks.com if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Call Me Exile Cover Image
ISBN: 9781622882410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stephen F. Austin University Press - April 15th, 2022

Your Crib, My Qibla (African Poetry Book ) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496225771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2021

Less Than What You Once Were Cover Image
ISBN: 9781956692112
Availability: Not on our shelves; Available to order; Arrives in 5-7 business days
Published: Unsolicited Press - April 26th, 2022