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An Evening of Poetry at The Booksmith | Haight

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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

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Three distinguished poets will read from their works at The Bookmith at 7:30 pm on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Adam Fitzgerald “is a born poet whose extraordinary gift for phrasing, music, and verbal invention distinguish him from any young poet I know writing today,” says Mark Strand about the 29-year-old American newcomer who follows “in the line of Arthur Rimbaud, Wallace Stevens, and John Ashbery” (Maureen McLane). Here, in The Late Parade, Fitzgerald presents 48 poems that “fire dance around meaning itself” (Boston Review), helping to redefine the modernist vision for the twenty-first-century with near-demonic displays of sonorous density and manic verbal fertility. A dazzling debut collection that will be sure to “cause a commotion” (Timothy Donnelly). Fitzgerald lives in New York City and is founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy and the artisan press Monk Books. A Columbia University MFA graduate in poetry, he teaches at Rutgers and The New School.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, and the co-editor of McSweeney’s Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. She holds a doctorate in creativity and education from the University of Pennsylvania and has been educated at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Washington University. She currently lives in New York City, where she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry in Columbia University’s School of the Arts, a 2013 Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry, and Faculty Director of New York University’s Writers in Florence program.

Geoffrey G. O’Brien is the author of Metropole, Green and Gray, and The Guns and Flags Project, all from The University of California Press; his next book, People on Sunday will be out from Wave Books this fall. His chapbooks include Hesiod and Poem with No Good Lines. He is the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets: Ashbery, Donnelly, O’Brien and (in collaboration with the poet Jeff Clark) of 2A. O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley and also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117