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Marsh Hawk Press Reading

Oct 11, 2012 | 6:00 pm

Dire Straits book cover

A short reading by three poets followed by a reception and book signing.

Readings by:
Edward Foster
Sandy McIntosh
Paul Pines

Additional information about the authors and their books:

Edward Foster: Dire Straits

“Edward Foster is the epitome of the poet / scholar.”
—Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry

“Foster writes with great economy. His words feel chiseled and dovetailed into place. Like Zukofsky, Foster evinces the meticulous care of a seasoned cabinet maker. But it is out of this economy that he finds the richness that he is looking for…. Foster, who likes the muted registers and stunning clarity of the black and white photography he often includes in his books, is engrossed by the dialectic between art and life and the complexities and ambiguities of human emotion. This is his strait. His narrows. He doesn’t just articulate ideas, he struggles against them. His poetry has as edgy undercurrent. It doesn’t settle. It searches for where the words begin.”—John Olson

Sandy McIntosh: Cemetery Chess: Selected and New Poems

“McIntosh’s imagination is so vivid that the primary response to [his poetry] is delight.” —American Book Review

“ I don’t like people calling writing ‘gorgeous’ but this really is gorgeous writing. What a crazy/delicious world McIntosh invents.”—Lanford Wilson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Paul Pines: Divine Madness

“an extended meditation on…the psychic wormholes that allow instantaneous travel along our internal galaxies, that hide just underneath the next memory, the next sentence, and behind the all, the ALL itself—unknowable, perhaps, but in Pines’ poetry nearly imaginable.” — The American Book Review

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Admission Free and Open to the Public Location Elizabeth Kray Hall Sponsored By Marsh Hawk Press


Oct 11, 2012
6:00 pm
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