Angelique Jamail

What:  Angelique Jamail will discuss and sign her new book of poetry, THE SHARP EDGES OF WATER.

When:  Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:00 PM

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Angelique Jamail for book personalization, please purchase THE SHARP EDGES OF WATER from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

About the Author:

Angélique Jamail’s poetry and essays have appeared in over two dozen anthologies and journals, including Time-Slice (2005), Improbable Worlds (2011), Pluck Magazine (2011), The Milk of Female Kindness––An Anthology of Honest Motherhood (2013), and Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (2015). Her work was selected as a Finalist for the New Letters Prize in Poetry in 2011.

An illustrated edition of her magic realism novelette Finis. (2014), with drawings by Houston-based artist Lauren Taylor, was released in 2015, and her collections of poetry, The Sharp Edges of Water, came out in 2019. She teaches Creative Writing and English in Houston. Find her online at her blog Sappho’s Torque 


A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event and would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675, or add the book to your cart on our website and add personalization details in the order notes. Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you cannot attend the event and prefer in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.comto obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
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The Sharp Edges of Water By Angélique Jamail, Cortez Sarah (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732862920
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Odeon Press - January 8th, 2019

This is a book of stories as much as a collection of poems. In it, the characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston and the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they're earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism. Their story is both relatable and a little bit surreal.