An Afternoon with Poets Steven Cramer and Joyce Peseroff: Sunday, Dec 13, 3 pm, ET
Steven Cramer reads from his sixth collection, Listen (MadHat Press, 2020), lucid, smart portrayals of the “darker corners” of despair through scores of illuminating juxtapositions. Experimenting with many verse forms to give shape to the mind’s restless shifts and associations—sometimes absurdly funny, bracingly honest, and always sharp in thought and craft—the lyric testimony of Listen reaffirms the indispensable, if fragile, consolations of art.
Joyce Peseroff reads from her sixth collection, Petition (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020). From privilege at a gas station to fraud in a memorial grove, Peseroff follows the faults of indifference and division that crack our impulses toward mercy and love. She nests fragmented tales of the overheard and overlooked—lonely widowers, a lost hiker, predatory trees, an angry jury—in poems that bring a formal restlessness to common speech. With wit and compassion, Petition renders the tense joys and vivid griefs of mortal and moral experience in the luminous moment when the ordinary becomes singular.
The event is a live-only webinar.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions via Q & A after the reading.
Support the poets by buying their books from independent bookstores.
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This free virtual event is sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.