Books & Books Coral Gables | Alterations Reading

Photo: Patagonia sunset via MOMENT

Books & Books in Coral Gables hosted the presentation of Dana De Greff ‘s new poetry book, an intimate account of her time spent in Patagonia.

Alterations Reading at Books & Books Coral Gables
“Alterations” featuring Najja Moon’s art on the cover
Alterations is the winner of the 2018 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series, published by Seven Kitchens Press and in honor of the vision of poet and teacher Rane Arroyo. These poems are set in Patagonia, Chile, “a last wild place” where the author spent 14 months living and teaching English in a national park-in-progress; likewise, the writings are ruminations on progress, falling in and out of love with people and myths, andquite literallyfalling in general. Much like Lorca’s Romancero Gitano, these poems focus on a region and people that hold much mystery and lore, the fine line between freedom and isolation, and the quest to find oneself where one does not belong.
Alterations at Books & Books Coral Gabbles
Dana De Greff during the reading of her poetry book “Alterations” at Books & Books in Coral Gables

Dana De Greff’s poems, fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in PANKOrigins JournalPhiladelphia StoriesHawai’i Pacific ReviewGulf Stream MagazineThe Boston ReviewThe Miami Herald, and The Miami Rail. A recent graduate of the University of Miami’s Creative Writing MFA, she lives in Miami where she serves as the Founder and Director of PageSlayers, and the Director of Creative Writing at MAC in Homestead. She is at work on her first novel, The Odyssey Hotel, which is set in both Miami and Nicaragua.

Books & Books Coral Gables
Chris Alonso
Alterations at Books & Books Coral Gabbles
Dana De Greff
Dana De Greff @ Books & Books in Coral Gables
Dana De Greff & Luis Bertot
Dana De Greff @ Books & Books
Book signing
Octavia Yearwood & Camila Petrocchi at Books & Books
Octavia Yearwood & Camila Petrocchi
Bianca Garcia at Books & Books in Coral Gables
Bianca Garcia
Mitchell Kaplan @ Books & Books Coral Gabbles
Mitchell Kaplan & guest
Mitchell Kaplan & guests
Mitchell Kaplan & guests
Christianne Christensen & Ekaterina Juskowski @ Books & Books Coral Gables
Christianne Christensen & Ekaterina Juskowski
Najja Moon & Dana De Greff @ Books & Books in Coral Gables
Najja Moon & Dana De Greff
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