Spring 2016 Book Launch in NYC this Saturday
Nightboat Books Launch
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey St., New York, NY
Readings by: Maged Zaher, Brenda Iijima, Michael Heller, E. Tracy Grinnell
Please join us in celebrating the launch of four new Nightboat Titles: The Consequences of My Body by Maged Zaher, Remembering Animals by Brenda Iijima, Dianoia by Michael Heller and Hell Figures by E. Tracy Grinnell with readings by the authors.
MAGED ZAHER is the author of six books including a collaboration with Pam Brown, and a translation of contemporary Egyptian poetry. He is the recipient of the 2013 Genius Award in Literature from The Stranger. He lives in Seattle.
BRENDA IIJIMA'S involvements occur at the intersections of poetry, research movement, animal studies, speculative non-fiction and submerged histories. Remembering Animals is her 7th full-length collection of poetry. She edited the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL). She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, located in Brooklyn, NY.
MICHAEL HELLER has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir, and fiction. Among his recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010, Beckmann Variations & other poems, Eschaton, and Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen. Multimedia collaborations with the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson include the opera, Constellations of Waking (on Walter Benjamin) and This Art Burning. Among his many awards and honors are the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize, a New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Poet/Scholar Award, and the Fund for Poetry. A collection of essays on his work, The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: Nomad Memory, was published in 2015.
E. TRACY GRINNELL is the author of portrait of a lesser subject, Music or Forgetting, and Some Clear Souvenir. Helen: A Fugue was published in the first volume of the Belladonna Elders Series in conversation with A Pear / Actions are Erased by Leslie Scalapino. Grinnell’s poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.