Tue, Dec 13, 2022

7 PM – 8 PM EST (GMT-5)

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The Odyssey Bookshop

9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075, United States




Join us in person on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 PM as poet Gail Thomas reads from her new works, Trail of Roots and Leaving Paradise.

About Gail Thomas

Gail Thomas’ new books of poetry are Trail of Roots, winner of the A.V. Christie award, and Leaving Paradise.  She has published four other books and her poems are widely published in journals and anthologies. Awards include the Charlotte Mew Prize from Headmistress Press for Odd Mercy, Narrative Poetry Prize from Naugatuck River Review, and the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s “Must Read” for Waving Back. She teaches poetry for Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshops.

About the Books

Trail of Roots:

"Thomas guides the reader on a physical and emotional journey...These are poems rooted in America—with its landscapes of genocide, misogyny, homophobia...Thomas has brought us to a place of “wonder/and hallelujah, still breathing.” I will return here many times." -- Jennifer Martelli, author of The Queen of Queens

Leaving Paradise:

"Leaving Paradise is a book about the spaces in between, and about being in two places at once...For Gail Thomas, and she speaks for us all, ripe life sits beside life’s passing, and the parts of life we must shed to move forward."
Rebecca Hart Olander, author of Uncertain Acrobats

"Gail Thomas in her powerful book, Leaving Paradise, declaims in the title poem, “I chose wilderness” and readers will be thankful that she did...This is writing that matters!"
Howard Faerstein, author of Out of Order and Googootz

Visit https://www.odysseybks.com/event/gail-thomas-person or email events@odysseybks.com for more information.

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