Anders Carlson-Wee on The Low Passions
Where: Book Culture
536 W. 112th St.
212-865-1588 Price: Free
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Join us at Book Culture on 112th on Monday, May 6th at 7pm as we welcome Anders Carlson-Wee to read from and discuss his new collection of poetry, The Low Passions. Greg Pardlo will be joining Anders in the discussion.
Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. Pathologically frugal, reckless, and vulnerable, the narrator of these viscerally compelling poems hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives, and sleeps in the homes of total strangers, scavenging forgotten and hardscrabble places for tangible forms of faith. A range of strong-willed characters takes shape, amplified by a chorus of monologues from the strangers who shelter him and the family he’s left behind–each made manifest by the poet’s devoted ear and sensitive eye.Buy tickets/get more info now