This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Martin Corless-Smith and Rebecca Wolff, poet and publisher of Fence Books, will read from their latest collections.
About Martin Corless-Smith:
MARTIN CORLESS-SMITH is a native of Worcestershire, England. He teaches poetry and literature in the Creative Writing MFA Program at Boise State University. He is the author of Nota (2003), Complete Travels (2000), and At Piscator (1997).
About Rebecca Wolff:
Rebecca Wolff is the author of four collections of poetry, one novel, and numerous pieces of occasional prose. Her first book, "Manderley," was selected for the National Poetry Series by Robert Pinsky. Her second, "Figment," was selected for the Barnard Women Poets Prize by Claudia Rankine and Eavan Boland. Her third, "The King," was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. Her novel "The Beginners "was published by Riverhead in 2011. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony for the Arts. In 1998, Wolff founded the influential literary journal "Fence"; in 2001 she founded Fence Books and launched "The Constant Critic "website. Wolff lives in Hudson, New York, and is currently a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany.
" Wolff's poems] are stylistic and tonal shapeshifters. Hip, contemplative, and dark and resistant to the hunky-dory, the New Agey, and the prescriptive, they're unnerving, funny, and occasionally subversive."--Bookforum
Martin Corless-Smith limns the lyric soul within limits of body, time, and interrelation. In this new work we find him losing and lost yet buoyant in visions of classicism and location.