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Bill Tremblay: The Luminous Racetrack

May 14 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Luminous Racetrack is a collection of frank and lyrical poems based on Bill Tremblay’s childhood and youth in Southbridge, Massachusetts. It is a uniquely intimate coming-of-age story and a masterful witness to the details and beliefs of a bygone era. It is a graceful and magical narrative told with great skill and intelligence.

The book is available for sale in the shop.

The Luminous Race Track flows like the Quinebaug River in its lyrical reportage of a boy’s coming-of-age in the mill town of Southbridge, Massachusetts, accruing poetic force stanza by stanza as it unfolds its masterful witness to local details and beliefs which Tremblay transfigures most gracefully into the universal narratives that resonate memorably, magically, and profoundly.
–Charles DeNiord

Bill Tremblay has published ten full-length volumes of poems, two limited edition collections, and a novel, and is also well-known as  librettist, editor and reviewer. During his more than forty years on university faculties, he became a legendary teacher who drew students to Colorado States’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, of which he was director for many years, from all over the continent. He has been honored with the Colorado Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, and publication in Best American Poetry. His work is notable for its muscular music, its clarity, its great feeling for those who suffer or are down-trodden, and its pointed and eloquent critique of the persons, forces and institutions that are its ongoing course.

Paul Szlosek

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