Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS.

Editor's note: Julene read at the March PoetryBridge at C&P reading. 

Poet Julene Tripp Weaver will celebrate the release of her third collection of poetry, Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS at Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104 on April 9th, from 4 to 6 pm.

This book explores coming out as a long term survivor, the work she did in AIDS services for over 21 years, remembrances of many who’ve passed, and the theme of survival.

Poet Jan Steckel calls this body of work, “a powerful, readable, nearly-impossible-to-put-down, boundary-crossing coming-out collection.“ These poems are from a survivor who witnessed first hand the devastation through the heart of the AIDS epidemic."

The celebration will be hosted by David Schmader and brings together poets, writers and AIDS educators: John Burgess, Julie Cabell, Paul Feldman, Paul Getzel, Kayt Hoch, Bruce Maeder, Pat Miglorie, Tony Radovich & Erick Seelbach. Each will read a poem from her work, then after a break Julene will read. There will be time for Q&A.

Also on Thursday April 13th, Julene will be one of the features at the It’s About Time reading series at the Ballard Library. This reading starts at 6 pm and runs till approximate 7:30, since the library closes at 8.  There is a 3 minute open mike.

David Schmader and Julene had an afternoon meeting at Chaco Canyon written up in his series High Times