Sandi Stromberg features in the BookWoman 2nd Thursday Poetry Series

Please join us if you can Thursday, May 9 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CDT when we welcome Houston's Sandi Stromberg as our in-store feature for this fully hybrid in-store/Zoom event. Cindy Huyser hosts and a "round robin" open mic follows the feature.


Sandi Stromberg lives in Houston, Texas, after many years as a nomad in five countries across two continents. She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize, twice for Best of the Net and selected as a juried poet in the Houston Poetry Fest eleven times, and her poem, “The Art Asylum,” is currently being set to music for the Chinese two-string bowed instrument known as the erhu by Singaporean composer Andrew Ng Ting Shan. Stromberg’s work is widely published in literary journals and anthologies, most recently and forthcoming this spring in The Memory Palace, Gyroscope Review, Panoply, San Pedro River Review, Pulse, The Windhover, The Senior Class, and The Orchards Poetry Journal. She is an editor at The Ekphrastic Review. She also edited two anthologies of poetry: Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press, 2015) and with Lucy Griffith Echoes of the Cordillera (Museum of the Big Bend, 2018), ekphrastic poems based on the photography of Jim Bones. Her poetry, translated into Dutch, has been published in the Netherlands in Brabant Cultureel.

Praise for Frogs Don’t Sing Red: “If I were a window,” Sandi Stromberg writes, “I could frame a world of possibilities.” In Frogs Don’t Sing Red, she does just that, offering us a story of a restless life in beautiful, often deeply moving poems. Here, she meditates on the disappointments of parents, the complex joys of motherhood, and the sorrows and highs of marriage. Or she considers the strangeness of home and travel, the vagaries of memory and desire, “the owl of death hovering.” United by voice, clarity, and intelligence, Stromberg’s poems do what I love most in poetry: they create a sense of a complex speaker I want to listen to, someone I want to know. This is a marvelous book, one I’ll return to with pleasure. —Kevin Prufer, author of How He Loved Them, and others. Co-Curator, The Unsung Masters Series.
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Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Frogs Don't Sing Red By Sandi Stromberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639803163
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Published: Kelsay Books - April 27th, 2023