Stephen Massimilla and the Urban Range book launch / poetry event
Book Culture announces a reading and discussion by The Urban Range poetry collective to celebrate the launch of Stephen Massimilla's The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat, which was selected in the Stephen F. Austin University Press National Prize Contest. Massimilla will be joined by poets and professors David Groff, Suzanne Parker, Ruth Danon, Melissa Hotchkiss, and Hermine Meinhard, who will also read from their latest publications. An open discussion addressing the value of the expanse and multiplicity of poetry today will follow.
Organic hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
When: Today, Mon, Dec 16th, 7:00pm
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"Stephen Massimilla's poems…show us that this world is translucent, that poetic language can open portals with its beauty to the 'delicious luxuries' of truth." -- Dean Young
"…Utterly lovely and entirely strange. Fixed in the exactitude of the Moment, these are poems that are 'on their way to the next world.' From the 'basil-blue mornings' of the here and now to the apocalyptic dusks of swans and neon talismans, the reader is ever included in a quickstep with the poet. Lucid and delicious, …a wondrous and vivid intelligence. Sublime, dead serious, wickedly funny, above all, this is a book that is a delight to partake of." -- Lucie Brock-Broido