An Evening with FOUR WAY BOOKS Authors
Where: Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave. (corner of 69th St.)
212-772-3400 Price: Free
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Join 4 FOUR WAY BOOKS authors -a short story writer and three acclaimed poets- to celebrate the release of their new collections.
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Susan Buttenwieser teaches creative writing in New York City public schools and to incarcerated women. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications. We Were Lucky with the Rain is her first book. The characters in her stories stand at the margin of society, often perched on the knife’s edge of economic disaster. They cope with emotional and physical isolation as they try to build, keep, or renew family structures.
Jeffrey Harrison is the award-winning author of seven books of poetry, including Into Daylight, winner of the Dorset Prize, and selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book for 2015. His poems have appeared widely in magazines, journals, and anthologies. In Between Lakes, the death of the speaker’s father places him in the ever-shifting zone between the living and the dead while also sending him back into his journey to manhood. Whether observing nature with steadfast precision or sensing the presence of his absent father while doing chores, Harrison sings the songs of experience in late middle life.
Yona Harvey, one of the first black women writers for Marvel Comics, earned an Eisner Award for her contribution to World of Wakanda. She co-authored Black Panther and The Crew with Ta-Nehisi Coates. An award-winning poet, she facilitates creative writing workshops and currently serves on the editorial board of Poetry Daily. The poems in You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love, layered with a chorus of women’s voices, follow an unnamed protagonist on her multidimensional, Afro-futuristic journey, where she encounters side-slipping, speculative realities testing her in poems that appear like the panels of a comic book.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado is the co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón and the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer|Arts|Mentorship. He serves as managing director at 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center. In his debut poetry collection The Life Assignment, concepts of love are turned over and over: romantic love, love of family, love of country, self-love (or lack thereof). Ricardo Alberto Maldonado bends poems through bilingual lyrics that present spartan observation as evidence for its exacting verdict, “We never leave when life is elsewhere. The clemency of men disappears / as does the light, tarring the roofs.” An electric debut collection.
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