Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Dream Detective by David Mills book signing

David Mills will be at After-Words Books on June 23, 2011 at 6 p.m. reading from and signing copies of his book The Dream Detective (Straw Gate Books, $15).  There will be a wine reception following the reading.

The Dream Detective is a small press best seller.  It is David Mills’ first poetry collection.  The gift of these poems is not only their comic timing but also their adventuresome joyousness.  They reel you into a world that the author has invented from the random associations often conjured in ones dreams. The poems regale us with fantastic puns, double-entendres and sexual humor as much as tackling serious subject matter.

David Mills has a Masters in creative writing from New York University and is a cum laude grad of Yale University. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Aloud Poets from the Nuyorican CafĂ©, Harvard University’s Transition Magazine, and Hanging Loose Press to name a few.  His book reviews have been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone. He also lived as writer-in-residence in Langston Hughes’ landmark Harlem home.

He is a 2010 Queens Poet Laureate Finalist and has won awards from NYFA, Breadloaf, Henry James, Brio, and PALF.  He has traveled to Poland to write poems about the Holocaust on a grant from the Soros Foundation. His poetry has also been recorded on RCA records with jazz artist Steve Coleman.

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