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Jules Nyquist & John Roche @The Briar
May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
May 3- Jules Nyquist & John Roche @The Briar
Doors at 6:30 PM, Performance at 7:00 PM, Free event!
The Briar 1231 Washington Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN
2021 NM/AZ Book Award WINNER. Atomic Paradise explores the nuclear history and the dawn of the atomic age. This collection of poems focus on the author’s experiences living in New Mexico, a land of incredible beauty, that is in the heart of the nuclear military/industrial complex. Atomic Paradise takes us from the author’s experience growing up in the Cold War, to reflections on the Manhattan Project, and poet/physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer. These poems also explore Hiroshima and the dropping of the bomb, the spread of nuclear weapons throughout the world and nuclear tourism, and the fallout of the nuclear industry in New Mexico. The Japanese internment camps in Santa Fe and the Trinity Site are included along with nuclear waste and the environment in the Southwest. Throughout are the author’s personal observations to make this huge topic of the nuclear war and the resulting nuclear industry a bit more human, and very relevant.
Jules Nyquist is the founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse in Placitas, New Mexico. Born in St. Paul, MN, she took her MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, VT. Jules reads from her NM/AZ Award-winning Atomic Paradise, exploring the nuclear history and dawn of the atomic age, the Manhattan Project, and growing up in the Cold War. She has been interviewed by NM Entertainment Magazine and MN Reads. More at: www.poetryplayhouse.
John Roche lives in Placitas, New Mexico, helping Jules Nyquist run Jules’ Poetry Playhouse and edit Poetry Playhouse Publications. He taught Literature and Creative Writing classes for decades at various colleges, and was formerly President of Just Poets in Rochester, NY, member of the board of BOA Editions, chief organizer of the Black Mountain North Symposium, and an instigator of the annual Cloudburst Council poets’ retreat in the Finger Lakes. Along with editing the five-volume Poets Speak series and other anthologies (including Mo’ Joe), his own poetry collections include On Conesus, Topicalities, Road Ghosts, and The Joe Poems: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet. His most recent book is Joe Rides Again: Further Adventures of Joe the Poet (FootHills Publishing 2020).