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The Big Texas Read featuring Barbara Ras

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The group will read and discuss Barbara Ras’s novel The Blues of Heaven (Pittsburgh Press, 2021). This session will be moderated by Jenny Browne. In The Blues of Heaven, Barbara Ras delivers her characteristic subjects with new daring that both rattles and beguiles. Here are poems of grief over her brother’s death; doors to an idiosyncratic working-class childhood among Polish immigrants; laments for nature and politics out of kilter. Ras portrays the climate crisis, guns out of control, the reckless injustice and ignorance of the United States government.

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