Rain intermits, bus windows steam up, loved ones suffer from dementia—in the constantly shifting, metaphoric world of Tremulous Hinge, figures struggle to remain standing and speaking against forces of gravity, time, and language. In these visually porous poems, boundaries waver and reconfigure along the rumbling shoreline of Rockaway or during the intermediary hours that an insomniac undergoes between darkness and dawn. Through a series of self-portraits, elegies, and Eros-tinged meditations, this hovering never subsides but offers, among the fragments, momentary constellations: “moths all swarming the / same light bulb.” From the difficulties of stuttering to teetering attempts at love, from struggling to order a hamburger to tracing the deckled edge of a hydrangea, these poems tumble and hum, revealing a hinge between word and world. Ultimately, among lofting waves, collapsing hands, and darkening skies, words themselves—a stutterer's maneuvers through speech, a deceased grandfather’s use of punctuation—become forms of consolation. From its initial turbulence to its final surprising solace, this debut collection mesmerizes. 15 Bytes, Utah's premier Art magazine, is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. At the beginning of each month, 15 Bytes publishes a variety of articles on Utah's art scene including artist interviews, exhibition, performance and book reviews, spotlights on galleries and more. We're happy to congratulate Adam Giannelli for being a finalist in the 15 Bytes Poetry Award and proud to welcome him to The Printed Garden to read from his work and talk about poetry with Nancy Takacs and Mike White. This was one of our favorite events last year, so we're pretty excited about it! We'll be starting at 7:00 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.