An evening of poetry with William Bortz & Guests

An evening of poetry with William Bortz & Guests


June 21, 2023    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Jeid Studio
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50312

Event Type

William Bortz & Guests at Jeid Studio host an evening of poetry
Doors open at 6:30, and the poetry program begins at 7 p.m.
  • Flash poetry (prompt William with a word and walk away with a poem in minutes!) and live music: 6:30 pm
  • Poetry readings: 7:15 p.m.
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages

Many Small Hungerings is the newest collection of poignant poetry from writer and poet William Bortz. In his follow-up to 2021’s The Grief We Are Given, Bortz dives even deeper into the complexities of grief and loss, as well as the ever-elusive grip of nostalgia and memory. A warm embrace in a cold world, Many Small Hungerings is a must-have for every lover of poetry.

William Bortz is a husband, poet, writer, and editor living in Des Moines, IA. He currently is a volunteer curator for Button Poetry and a volunteer reader at Longleaf Review. His work has appeared in Ghost City Press, Oxidant Engine, Okay Donkey, Empty Mirror, Turnpike Magazine, and others. William is the author of two books of poetry, The Grief We’re Given (Central Avenue, 2021) and Many Small Hungerings (Andrews McMeel, 2023). Growing up, William spent time in foster care, in homelessness, and in shelters. His aim in writing is to explore how joy lives in uncertainty and mourning.

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