Gaylord Brewer - Cedar City

Gaylord Brewer

Gaylord Brewer

Oct 5, 2017, 6:30 pm


Gaylord Brewer

Book Title

The Poet's Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire


Cedar City

Southwest Region


Artisans Art Gallery
94 W Center St
Cedar City , UT 84720-2558
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Artisan’s Gallery, SUU, and Sugarhouse Review host poet Gaylord Brewer on Thursday, October 5th.

Gaylord Brewer’s The Poet’s Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire is an immediately delightful and surprising work by one of this country’s best poets. Indeed, the poet himself calls this book a “quirky volume,” the genesis being the desire to create something substantially different and sustained.

Since food “had been increasingly creeping into my poetry,” Brewer writes, and because he had been asked to write anecdotally about recipes by a journal editor, this unusual memoir took shape.

Gaylord Brewer, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, earned a PhD from Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for twenty-one years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet's Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin UP, Spring 2015). He has published 900 poems in journals and anthologies, such as Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

This event is made possible with support from Artisan's Gallery, Southern Utah University, and Utah Humanities.