Brentwood - Wednesday May 10th at 6:30 pm -- Kim Dower discusses and signs "I Wore This Dress Today For You, Mom".

Join us on Wednesday May 10th photo of Kim Dower at 6:30 pm as we welcome Kim Dower to the store to read from and sign I Wore This Dress Today For You, Mom.

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Free seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please purchase one copy of a book for one seat. 
In time for Mother’s Day I Wore This Dress Today for YouMom is a rich, complex, heartbreaking, and funny anthology of poems on motherhood—being one and having one.

Kim Dower’s poetry has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache,” and by O Magazine as “unexpected and sublime.” Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, her poems about motherhood are some of her most moving and disarmingly candid. These poems, heartbreaking, funny, surprising, and touching, explore the quirky, unexpected observations, and bittersweet moments mothers and daughters share. These evocative poems do not glorify mothers, but rather look under the hood of motherhood and explore the deep crevices and emotions of these impenetrable relationships: the love, despair, joy, humor and gratitude that fills our lives.

Kim Dower is author of five highly-acclaimed poetry collections: I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, Air Kissing on Mars, Slice of Moon and Last Train to the Missing Planet. Dower’s poems have been featured on “The Writer’s Almanac” and “American Life in Poetry,” as well as in many journals and anthologies. Kim grew up on the Upper West City of Manhattan but has lived in Los Angeles, California for decades. Former City Poet Laureate for West Hollywood, Kim teaches poetry workshops for Antioch University, UCLA Extension, West Hollywood Library, and the Hollywood LGBT Senior Center.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
225 26th St
Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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