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Long live pie: Prairie Lights welcomes Kate Lebo this Friday


Common Place Book of Pie
Lebo’s first book, A Commonplace Book of Pie, was published in October 2013.

Kate Lebo reading

Prairie Lights – Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

“Understand that pie is a generous, but self-centered substance. It likes attention, not affection” — Kate Lebo

Have you ever considered what pie best represents you? Are you the tart, but sweet combination of strawberry and rhubarb? Are you the whipped whites or the zest of a Lemon Merengue? And if you can claim a pie as your own, what does that say about you as a person? Does strawberry rhubarb reflect your search for daily balance? Or do you embrace the simple delicacy of Apple Pie?

In her new book, A Commonplace Book of Pie, Kate Lebo invites the reader to consider the self-reflexive act of eating, of baking, and of experiencing Pie. To Lebo, the art of Pie is a multi-genre craft. Pie is a discipline that incorporates intellectual and emotional terrain with the unique geography of one’s palate, and the private romance of one’s digestion. With illustrations by Jessica Lynn Bonin, A Commonplace Book of Pie is a medley of high art, pop culture and recipes. And Lebo’s sensibility begs the reader to investigate Pie in all of its nuanced, yet diverse angles.

Join Prairie Lights, and myself, this Friday Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. for an evening of poetry and pie.


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