Join us for our Summer/Fall 2021 blog tour for AE Hines’ Any Dumb Animal, published by Main Street Rag in November 2021.
Any Dumb Animal (Main Street Rag, 2021), the debut poetry collection by AE Hines, presents a memoir-in-verse as told by a gay man raised in the rural South who comes of age during the AIDS crisis. Flashing back and forth in time, a cast of recurring characters and circumstances are woven into a rich tale of survival and redemption, exploring one man’s life as a queer son, father, and husband, over a span of more than thirty years.
“This compellingly candid work speaks the language of courage, of breath-taking transcendence. Finely crafted, it is a remarkable debut collection. Take note, world: a powerful lyric poet has emerged. Take note and rejoice!” ~ Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita
“I was amazed over and over at the bravery of these poems, never shying from the difficult moments in life, and all the while staying true to the clear-eyed, fearless vision of their author.” ~ James Crews, Editor of How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope
“With a strong gift for storytelling and an eye attuned to detail, Hines ultimately shows us the beauty and knowledge made of experience.” ~Richie Hofmann, Author of Second Empire
About the Author:
AE Hines (he/him) grew up in rural North Carolina and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. His poetry has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals including I-70 Review, Sycamore Review, Tar River Poetry, Potomac Review, Atlanta Review, Crosswinds Poetry Journal and Crab Creek Review. He is winner of the Red Wheelbarrow Prize and has been a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Writing at Pacific University. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
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Blog Tour Schedule:
June 15: Diary of an Eccentric (Spotlight)
June 21: the bookworm (Spotlight)
June 24: The Book Lover’s Boudoir (Review)
June 30: The Book Connection (Spotlight)
July 7: Review Tales by Jeyran Main (Spotlight)
July 28: Lit and Life (Spotlight)
Aug. 4: Review Tales by Jeyran Main (Interview)
Aug. 18: The Book Connection (Review)
Sept. 2: Anthony Avina’s Blog (Spotlight)
Sept. 22: Anthony Avina’s Blog (Review)
Oct. 6: Lit and Life (Review)
Oct. 19: Pages.for.Sanity (Review on Instagram)
Nov. 10: Diary of an Eccentric (Guest Post)
Nov. 16: Littlemissstar55 (Review on Instagram)
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