EOAGH Reading Series presents:
Little Red Leaves e-editions book launch
featuring Sarah Campbell & Eléna Rivera
Sunday, October 17 at 2 PM
at Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Please join us for the launch of two new books in the LRL e-editions series: Everything We Could Ask For, by Sarah Campbell, and Remembrance of Things Plastic, by Eléna Rivera.
Event hosted by Thom Donovan and Nathan Austin.
LRL e-editions is edited by Julia Drescher, C.J. Martin, and Ash Smith. More info here: http://www.littleredleaves.com/Ebooks/index.html
On EVERYTHING WE COULD ASK FOR
In this second collection, Campbell's richly minimal poems come once again, as poet Zack Finch has written, "sieved out of turbulence," pressed to the point that each syllable counts out from the unaccounted. In sparse and reflective lines, Campbell's poems move with an understated plangency--turning the volume up at the edges of ordinary speech.
On REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PLASTIC
In Remembrance of Things Plastic, Eléna Rivera charts a path between cultural displacement and the hyper-pull of consumer images. Migrating from the strictures of girlhood ("Marooned in a room the size of a dollhouse") through the acculturation implicit in Garbo's eyebrows, Rivera laments the social split between self-hood and the feminine body--the insurgent exchange of the personal for plastic that accompanies American adolescence. Through these small remembrances, Rivera recalls the isolation of one between objects: "I was given a shiny plastic yellow ring-shaped radio," she writes, "with a twist; you could twist it open and hold it up to your ear like a phone."
Sarah Campbell studied in the Poetics Program in Buffalo, NY for many years and now lives in Brooklyn.
Eléna Rivera is the author of Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL e-editions, 2010) Mistakes, Accidents and the Want of Liberty (Barque Press, 2006), Suggestions at Every Turn (Seeing Eye Books, 2005), and the translator of Secret of Breath (Burning Deck Press, 2009) poems by Isabelle Baladine Howald. She was awarded a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation and a 2009 Fundacíon Valparaíso Poetry Residency in Mojácar, Spain. She lives in New York City.
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COMING UP NEXT IN THE EOAGH READING SERIES:
Steve Dickison and Susan Gevirtz
Sunday, October 31 at 2 PM, Unnameable Books