Book Report: Thomas Rain Crowe’s new book

Local author Thomas Rain Crowe named his first biographical work A House of Girls (Wind Publications, 2007), which is perhaps ironic. Or maybe not; we’ll have to read the book. Crowe is also billing the culled-from-real-life work as fiction as well as “love stories with a twist,” so it seems safe to assume that tricks are up sleeves.

Crowe is probably best known for his own collections of poetry, published at his own New Native Press and occasionally performed to the accompanyment of his band, the Boat Rockers. He spent time at the home of famed Welsh writer Dylan Thomas while composing a collection of poetry and considers himself a part of the Baby Beats, a post beat-poetry movement. Crowe has also translated the works of Middle Eastern poet Hafiz, and founded Fern Hill Records, dedicated to the collaborative works of spoken words artists and musicians.

Crowe’s Sunday, Jan. 27, reading at Malaprop’s promises to be his only local event promoting Girls. 3 p.m., info: 254-6734.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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