Thursday, November 05, 2009

December reading at Gulf of Maine

On Sunday, December 6, at 3 PM, novelist Debra Spark and poet/translator Michael Gizzi will read at Gulf of Maine Books.
Debra Spark will read from her new novel Good for the Jews, published by the University of Michigan Press. She has previously published two novels and a collection of essays about fiction writing, and directs the creative writing program at Colby College as well as teaching in the Warren Wilson College MFA program for creative writers.
Michael Gizzi will be reading from his new book of poems New Depths of Deadpan, from Burning Deck publishers. We also have in stock two other collections of his poetry: My Terza Rima (the figures) and Continental Harmony (Roof Books) as well as his translations of contemporary Italian poet Milli Graffi in Embargoed Voice (also from Burning Deck) He currently teaches at Roger Williams University.

Here is a fall poem from Michael Gizzi's new book New Depths of Deadpan :

Autumn By Ear

Scent of the sun under things
first of all things
last as well
a belief that life is all smiles
and bleeds
during which little or nothing is achieved

The King of Dust shuts the door
at the end the ear is spoken for

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