Please join us for a special evening with the legendary poet Bill Tremblay at Tidepool Books as he reads from his new poetry collection, The Luminous Racetrack: A Memoir in Poems (Lynx House Press, 2023). Bill will also sign copies of the book which will be available for sale at the bookshop.
“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” – Ostap Slyvynsky
Bill Tremblay is an award-winning poet, novelist, teacher, editor, and reviewer whose work has appeared in ten full-length volumes of poetry including Crying in the Cheap Seats (University of Massachusetts Press), The Anarchist Heart (New Rivers Press), Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada [(BOA Editions Ltd.), Shooting Script: Door of Fire (Eastern Washington University Press). Hundreds of his poems have appeared in literary magazines and such anthologies as the Pushcart Prize, The Jazz Poetry Anthology, Best American Poetry, 2003, In 1994, he published his novel, The June Rise (Utah State University Press), which was widely and favorably reviewed, especially on NPR’s All Things Considered. In 2004, his book, Shooting Script: Door of Fire received the Colorado Book Award. He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as The Pushcart Prize Anthology and the Corporation at Yaddo. He was a Fulbright visiting Lecturer at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Mr. Tremblay edited Colorado Review for 15 years and received the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor award for his thirty-three years teaching in and directing the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University. His latest book, The Luminous Race Track (2023), is a poetic memoir about growing up in his Franco-American working-class family in the mill town of Southbridge, Massachusetts.