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Dry Nights is a collection of poetry that author Pep Borja describes as “reflections about what it’s like to be close to someone.” The book is unapologetic in its ambiguity, intrigue, and powerful imagery of intimate and often-taboo subjects, including heartbreak, addiction, sensuality, and suicide.
According to the Guam Medical Examiners Office, Guam saw 18 suicides in the last 7 months. Recognizing that September is suicide awareness month, UOG Press will set aside $2 from every pre-order sale of Dry Nights for a suicide-prevention-through-expression project, which will solicit youth-generated stories and films about suicide. Pre-order Dry Nights now to support this project.
UOG Press will host a socially distanced book signing of Dry Nights from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, at the University of Guam’s Humanities and Social Sciences atrium. The book may be pre-ordered for $12 throughout the month of September and will be available for pick-up starting at the book signing. Masks are required and sanitation stations will be available for the duration of the event.
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