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Shirley J. Brewer: Bistro in Another Realm

The Ivy Bookshop

In Bistro in Another Realm, award-winning Baltimore poet Shirley Brewer offers fresh insights into the different realms of being human.


Bistro is one of the most genuine books of lyric poetry that you will ever read. There’s a touch of surrealism in Shirley Brewer’s work, ‘a spoon that circles/ like a shark in a cup.’ Excellencies include her sense of humor, the rhythm of her lines, the clinching authority of her concluding stanzas. You can believe the authentic emotion in her confessional verse, in her masterly ekphrastic poems about art and artists, in her elegies for family. This book is the best and surest introduction to her remarkable gifts.” –Michael Salcman


Shirley J. Brewer serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore, MD. Shirley earned an MBA from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Her award-winning poems garnish Naugatuck River Review, Passager, Barrow Street, Poetry East, Slant, Gargoyle, Comstock Review, and many other journals and anthologies. Her poetry chapbooks include A Little Breast Music and After Words. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Shirley received the first-ever Creativity Award for Excellence in Plorking (Play + Work) from the University of Baltimore, where she earned her Master’s in Creative Writing/Publishing Arts.






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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

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