Poet Jake Skeets' debut collection of poems Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers was a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, and was just this past month published by Milkweed Press. Sherwin Bitsui describes the book: “In Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, Ná’nízhoozhí, also known as Gallup, Drunktown, and Indian Eden, staggers through memory and violent desire with ‘pipelines entrench[ed] behind [its] teeth.’ Jake Skeets sings this reservation bordertown into being, where the ‘Navajo word for eye hardens . . . into war.’ This collection is inevitable and unrelenting, its tongue ‘coils on the trigger.’ The future of Navajo poetry reveals itself in these pages.”
Join us for a poetry reading and book signing.
Thursday, October 10 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Multipurpose Room, South City Campus, Multipurpose Room 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT