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Foust Reading in New York

In readings on November 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Graham Foust will be reading from A Mouth in California on Friday, December 18th at 8 pm. The reading will take place at Outpost Lounge, 1014 Fulton Street (Grand and Classon) in Brooklyn, N.Y. To get there, take the G train to Clinton/Washington, then the C train to Franklin. For more information, go here.

An interview with Graham can be found here: “Poetry is what we make out in the distance while other people are quarrelling about it.”

A Mouth in California

In new titles on November 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

.Now Available: Graham Foust, A Mouth in California

ISBN 978-0-9819520-1-7 $14.95

A Mouth in California, Foust’s fourth book of poetry, uses the ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor. Through mangled aphorisms, misheard song lyrics, and off-key phrasing, Foust creates a unique idiom of tragicomic pratfalls, a ballet of falling down. Yet the elasticity of Foust’s language repels the stiff-necked adversaries of thought: “what’s the wrong way to break / that brick of truth back into music?”

Michael O’Brien in Virginia

In readings on November 3, 2009 at 1:52 am

Michael O’Brien will be poet-in-residence at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia this month. His most recent volume is Sleeping and Waking (Flood Editions, 2007).

Public Readings:

Mon. 11/16, 7:00 pm, Poetry Reading, Hofheimer Theatre, VWC Campus

Tues. 11/17, 11-11:50 am, Poetry Reading, Pierce Hospitality Suite, VWC Campus

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council and the English Department

Free and open to the public