September 25, 2007

Next Week: Observable @ Bottleworks

I ordinarily defer to our poetry expert, Stefene, to comment on local events of a poetic nature, but in the interests of getting some information out on the next Observable Reading, I'll go ahead and post up the particulars. Compliments of series curator Aaron Belz:


Thursday, October 4, 8:00 PM - FREE
at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO

Daniel Borzutsky is the author of Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005) and The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVOX, 2007). Of the latter, Gabriel Gudding writes: "Borzutzky is exactly the kind of weirdo genius who can restructure a cultural imaginary. Comic, essayistic, spare, moral, pointed, polyglossic and low, this book teaches us that we do not live refractory lives..."

Peter Davis' book of poems is Hitler's Mustache (Barnwood, 2006). He edited Poet's Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books that Shaped Their Art. His poems have appeared in journals like Unpleasant Event Schedule, Kulture Vulture, Court Green, Mipoesias, McSweeney's, and La Petite Zine. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Muncie, Indiana and teaches at Ball State University.

St. Louis poet Richard Newman is the author Borrowed Towns (Word Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2006, Crab Orchard Review, The Sun, Tar River Poetry, and 32 Poems. A poem of his which recently appeared in New Letters won this year's New Letters Readers Choice Award. For thirteen years he has served as Editor of River Styx and Director of the River Styx at Duff's Reading Series.

For more information, visit http://observable. org.

Posted by Thomas Crone at 08:17 PM | Poetry & Literature
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