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Actual Miles with Jim Warner and Amanda Miska

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Citizen Lit's Jim Warner and his special guest writer Amanda Miska. It's an evening of fiction and poetry to celebrate Jim Warner's latest release, Actual Miles. Poetry/flash fiction open mic to kick off the night with limited sign-ups. The event is free and open to the public.

Part travelogue, part power pop catharsis, Actual Miles is Jim Warner's third collection of poetry and his first book in nearly a decade. Criss-crossing Rust Belt mining towns and Filipino rice paddies, Actual Miles finds Warner disassembling home and extracting language from record grooves and Mason jars to reclaim his identity as a bastard son of the highway.

"With Actual Miles, Jim Warner is all texture, flavor, and heart, a shock of senses and cultures, and always searching for family and identity, and the best ways to make them sing."
–Ben Tanzer, author of Be Cool, Sex and Death, and host This Podcast Will Change Your Life.

“Jim Warner’s newest poetry collection, Actual Miles, embodies Galway Kinnell’s famous line about time: '...Everything he loved was made of it.' ... this collection refuses to let go with its close-up and hold-up descriptions that embraced existence where mornings are brick-red, hearts are trapped in durian rinds, and elegies come second-hand.”

–Charlotte Pence, author of Many Small Fires

Author Bios:

Amanda Miska is the publisher of Split Lip Press. She writes stories and essays in the Philly suburbs and you can read these and more at http://amandamiska.com/

Jim Warner's poetry has appeared in various journals including The North American Review, RHINO Poetry, New South, and is the host of the literary podcast Citizen Lit. Jim is a faculty member of Arcadia University's MFA program. Actual Miles is his third book of poetry.