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Every Wrong Direction & A History by Dan Burt: Online Book Launch
Please join us to celebrate the double launch of Every Wrong Direction: An Emigré's Memoir (Carcanet Press) and A History (Prototype) by Dan Burt. Dan will be joined in conversation by Michael Schmidt of Carcanet Press and Jess Chandler of Prototype. The event will feature readings and discussion, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions.

Every Wrong Direction recreates and dissects the bitter education of Dan Burt, an American emigré who never found a home in America. It begins in the row homes of Jewish immigrants and working-class Italians on the mean streets of 1950s South Philadelphia. Every Wrong Direction maps the author's pursuit of, realisation, disillusionment with, and abandonment of America and the American Dream.

A History is an elegiac 10-poem sequence, written about and in memory of Jill Robinson, a vital and continual presence in the poet's life for almost seven decades, until her death from cancer in 2018. Burt's eye is acute, unsentimental, and self-critical, unflinching in its depiction of illness, and unrequited love. His language has a Yeatsian severity, charged by vulnerability and an acute and expansive historical awareness.

Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.

Jan 11, 2023 07:00 PM in London

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