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Poetry Reading: Tracy Mishkin

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Tracy Mishkin on July 14th at 2pm for a reading, discussion, and signing of her new poetry collection, ‘The Way the Salt Falls!’

Join Tracy Mishkin on July 14th at Indy Reads from 2-4pm for a reading of her new poetry collection, The Way Salt Falls!

There will be a reading, discussion, and a signing to follow.

This event is recommended for ages 13+.

All proceeds from book sales at Indy Reads support our English literacy programming.

The Way The Salt Falls

The Way The Salt Falls is about failing and trying to do better on a personal and political level. The poems are written both from Tracy’s perspective and from those of other peoples’: a visual artist, a refugee, an elderly man, Jacob from the book of Genesis, a cancer survivor, a bureaucrat. They are all people: people who survived sexual assault, who struggle to live up to their parents’ wishes, who have been addicted to drugs, who have a relationship like a cracked dam, who have lived without a home, who just want to do better.

The Way the Salt Falls sings in the spirit of an evolving lyric, its decidedly Midwest demanor propelling the inhaitants we meet throught episodes of morality and curiosity. If ‘time is a trick candle,’ as the voice of one poem suggests, Mishkin is immersed in the magic, offering a cast of everyday people who are anything but ordinary and sure to suprise.” -Mitchell L.H. Douglas

“Lamentation, wry courage, and moments of stark truth permeate The Way the Salt Falls. Tracy Mishkin’s peotry is generous, bueatifully craved, vividly imagined. It compels us to ‘navigate the past. And breath’— despite global heartbreak and personal loss. When the world leaves us raw, Mishkin’s breathtaking lyrical percision (‘my smile like silver trout/ leaping sweet’) concoles. We urgently need the humanity here—’when the heart opens/ does not close.'”- Alessandra Lynch

Meet the Author: Tracy Mishkin

Tracy Mishkin recently published her first full-length book of poetry, The Way The Salt Falls, with Main Street Rag Publishing Company. She is also the author of three chapbooks, I Almost Didn’t Make It to McDonald’s (Finishing Line Press, 2014), The Night I Quit Flossing (Five Oaks Press, 2016), and This is Still Life (Brain Mill Press, 2018). A graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Butler University, she lives in Indianapolis with her family and fewer than ten cats and dogs.

Read sample poems and purchase Tracy’s new book:


Check out more poems at her website, www.tracymishkin.com

Tracy’s chapbooks are available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B000API1ZG/about and in person.

This event is Pay-What-You-Can. Here’s what your suggested donation can do for the Indy Reads community:

FREE – This ticket is for attendees that would like to attend this event and are unable to purchase a ticket. Indy Reads values our community and facilitators. We are proud to provide programming to all. Thank you for being a part of our community!

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$20 – This donation covers the cost of two attendees to this event. If you are attending as an individual, your ticket at this level makes it possible for another who cannot afford a ticket to attend. It is only through the generosity of our community that we are able to support programs that enrich the lives of all Hoosiers. Thank you for your support!

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July 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Indy Reads
1066 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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