Wednesday, October 25, 2006

NYC Event courtesy of Coach House Books

On November 3, Nathalie Stephens, author of the new book Touch To Affliction, joins Sina Queyras, author of Lemon Hound and co-founder
of the belladonna reading series, for the latest installment of Pete's Big Poetry Series at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Pete's Big Poetry Series
featuring Nathalie Stephens and Sina Queyras
Friday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY

Click here to learn more about the authors and Coach House Books

1 Comments:

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Blogaulaire said...

I did 'click through' to view the Coach House Books site. Recent reading about the past half-a-century of Canadian poetry in English has made me curious about the origins of CHB in Coach House Press, which was dissolved in 1992 and with the 'Books' house rising like a phoenix sometime thereafter.

But I always get sidetracked by the contemporary lit, especially the poetry, and I lose the historical thread I started to trace back on my browser and in my books.

At the Coach House site, I enjoyed the reviews and blurbs about Jon Paul Fiorentino's book of poems "The Theory of the Loser Class":

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Reading poems about consumer culture, the socially inept and super-loser Jerry Lewis, Fiorentino got lots of laughs from the packed crowd. Although he is best known for his humour book, Asthamatica, Fiorentino made it clear to his audience that his latest collection is not comedy. He did, however, jokingly point out that the real comedy lies in the fact that he is still attempting to write poetry.

Knowing that poets are the ultimate outcasts, and with self-effacing humour, Fiorentino ended the reading with the ultimate loserism: "I don't think this poetry thing is going to work out so, Mom, can I borrow a few grand?"

END QUOTE

 

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