Sunday, November 19

5:00 PM | David Biespiel

Brazos Bookstore

Presented in Partnership with the 
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center


David BiespielAlternate Location
Brazos Bookstore | 2421 Bissonnet Street

The Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel’s moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life.

Exploring the original sources of his creative impulse—a great-grandfather who traveled alone from Ukraine to America in 1910, eventually settling as a rag peddler in the tiny town of Elma, Iowa—through the generations that followed, Biespiel tracks his childhood in Texas and his university days in the northeast, led along by the “pattern and random bursts that make up a life.”

Lyrical, affectionate . . . Graceful reflections on creativity.” —Kirkus Reviews

"...Biespiel’s supple memoir of becoming a poet will surely inspire other writers to embrace the bodily character of writing and feel the power and, sometimes, the emptiness of the act of writing poetry.” —Publishers Weekly 

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