Poets love to make readers dig for meaning of a title, a phrase, a symbol. Anne Winters does exactly that with The Displaced of Capital. (Fans of Winterss first book, The Key to the City, have waited 18 years for Displaced.) The displaced in the title refers to New York Citys marginalized populations. Alternatively a glittering city of dreams and an urban nightmare, New York is the backdrop to most of Winterss work, as she addresses issues of homelessness and poverty, social justice and political inequality. (No cheery, mass-audience rhymes here.) Already established as an important writer on the New York scene, Winters won the William Carlos Williams Award for Displaced. (Youd be more impressed with that if you were a poetry fanatic.) 7:30 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 7135230701 or visit brazos.booksense.com. Free
Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2008
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