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David Eye - "Seed" Poetry Reading

Join us in welcoming David Eye to Dallas for a special one night only poetry performance! 

*Special guest readings from some our favorite Dallas poets to be announced soon! 

About the Book

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. In SEED's poems of love and family, rage and heartbreak, David Eye opens the way for new truths. Sister, father, neighbor, cousin, friend, lover: all relationships change the poet, and the poet allows all relationships to change over time, through challenges and through love itself. A voice both uncompromising and tender, Eye's will help each reader see.

“The poems in Seed are luminous and intimate. With emotional clarity that surprises and enriches, David Eye has crafted a debut that illuminates how queerness shapes and shelters the self. His lines are elegant, exact, and rich with both joy and sorrow. This is beautiful and bracing work.”

—Eduardo C. Corral, author of Slow Lightning

“Seed is a book of both wedding and division; rapturous, ecstatic contacts and devastating, ruinous fractures. Impossible to write both unless you have the discriminate sympathy, the discernment, the language chops, the clairvoyance, the exactitude of David Eye. He has looked and listened and felt too much. He has been smitten and spirited away. In all ways this book is ‘exquisite in its rendering.'”

—Bruce Smith, author of Devotions

About the Author

David Eye is the author of Seed, released in 2017 from The Word Works. The manuscript was chosen by award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection. David’s chapbook, Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past, was published in 2013 in the Editor’s Series at Seven Kitchens Press, and his poems and prose have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. He is at work on a collection of personal essays, and something for the stage. (Stay tuned.)

He grew up in rural Virginia and lives (for now) at the edge of a forest in the Catskill Mountains.

Earlier Event: June 5
Deep Vellum Book Club