The Sky Peeled Back . . .   Leave a comment

Like so many events this past year, The Tucson Festival of Books was virtual, March 6th & 7th. As he was six years ago, one of this year’s authors was Luis Alberto Urrea. An American Book Award winner, New York Times Notable Book honoree, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Urrea has made his mark in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. His newest book is “House of Broken Angels.” — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Sunset (1 of 1)-10_blog“The Sky Peeled Back” (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

The sky peeled back for a moment,
and a weak ray of sunset 
spilled over the scene 
like the diseased eye 
of some forgetful god — 
the light bearing with it 
cold in place of heat.

― Luis Alberto Urrea, from Into the Beautiful North

The Tucson Festival of Books (Click here to learn more) is this weekend, March 14th & 15th. There are a lot of reasons to attend this event, high on the my list is to attend a tribute to Chuck Bowden, a southwest literary legend. Bowden died last August at age 69 here in Tucson. One of the panel members will be author and friend, Luis Alberto Urrea.

Tony Davis writes in today’s Arizona Daily star:

“In 1993, just after Luis Alberto Urrea’s first book Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the…

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Posted March 20, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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