Tuesday, August 11, 2009
READINGS BY RICH COHEN, ARACELIS GIRMAY, SOLMAZ SHARIF, DARIN STRAUSS
The mind as landscape, and landscape as an expression of mind: for this multigenre reading, writers are invited to consider the mind as a place of imaginative escape, salvation, or sometimes--as with Strauss’s newest novel, "More Than it Hurts You" (Dutton, 2008)—a place of dangerous delusion.
Writers may also consider how a place exists as both geography and myth, as suggested in Cohen’s versions of Israel ("Israel is Real," FSG, July 2009), Girmay’s lyrical descriptions of Santa Ana and Massawa ("Teeth"), and Sharif’s lands of battle and exile.
In celebration of the recent paperback release of his novel, More Than it Hurts You, Darin Strauss plays backup guitar for his friend, singer Phoebe Lichty.
Yeah, you’ll drink to that!
Hosted by poets Bianca Stone and April Naoko Heck.