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William Bortz’s Book Launch for Many Small Hungerings

May 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

$5 – $50

Storyhouse Bookpub presents poet William Bortz | a book launch for Many Small Hungerings | Friday, May 12 at 7pm with Daisy Chain Coffee.


Grab a latte and hear DSM poet, William Bortz, read from and discuss his newest collection, Many Small Hungerings. We’ll gather in Daisy Chain Coffee for cafe drinks and mingling before settling in Raygun’s mezzanine to hear from William about his process and poems. William will take questions and stay to sign copies.


$5 tickets = a Daisy Chain drink – non-caffeinated options will also be available. Pre-ordering tickets here is encouraged.

$22 bundle = pre-order Many Small Hungerings + event/coffee ticket

$33 bundle = pre-order the William Bortz exclusive “Mineral Water” tshirt + event/coffee ticket

$50 bundle = pre-order the William Bortz exclusive “Mineral Water”  tshirt + Many Small Hungerings + event/coffee ticket

Storyhouse will also have Many Small Hungerings and The Grief We’re Given for purchase at the event.


About the Book:

An explosive and elevated exploration on love, longing, and loss, Many Small Hungerings is a timely and necessary collection of poetry from writer William Bortz.

Many Small Hungerings is the newest collection of poignant poetry from writer and poet William Bortz. In his follow-up to 2021’s The Grief We Are Given, Bortz dives even deeper into the complexities of grief and loss, as well as the ever-elusive grip of nostalgia and memory. A warm embrace in a cold world, Many Small Hungerings is a must-have for every lover of poetry.


About the Author:

William Bortz (he/him) is a husband, poet, and editor from Des Moines, IA. His poems appear in Okay DonkeyOxidant EngineEmpty Mirrorhoney & limeTurnpike MagazineBack Patio Press, the Lyrical Iowa Anthology, and others. He is the author of Shards and the chapbook The Sky Grew Back with Clouds. Growing up, William spent time in foster care, in homelessness, and in shelters. His aim in writing is to explore how joy lives in uncertainty and mourning.


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