We Lit the Lamps Ourselves by Andrea Potos

Event date: 
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own Bookstore's very own Andrea Potos celebrates the release of her latest book of poetry, We Lit the Lamps Ourselves! Join us for a reading and signing in celebration of her work.


"Poets light but Lamps –/ Themselves – go out –," declared Emily Dickinson.  Only those who burned with "vital Light" become a lens for the ages.  The works of revered women writers, particularly the Brontë sisters, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, have been such a lens for Andrea Potos.  Her poems in this collection pursue the trail of creative genius in their lives.


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These vibrant, impressionistic poems are haunted by lives long past whose voices still ring clear and strong. Celebrating the attending creative “presence of something more than myself,” they are “reminders/of what survives –/creation’s flames that gutter,/flare.”
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307 W Johnson St.
53703-2218 Madison
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ISBN: 9781907056925
Availability: Special Order
Published: Salmon Publishing - August 10th, 2012