On Monday, July 25th at 7PM, Green Apple will be hosting a night of poetry with readings from two outstanding voices in American poetry, Troy Jollimore and Anthony Carelli.
Troy Jollimore's newest collection, At Lake Scugog is an eagerly awaited collection of new poems from the author of Tom Thomson in Purgatory, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was hailed by the New York Times as a "snappy, entertaining book." A triumphant follow-up to that acclaimed debut, At Lake Scugog demonstrates why the San Francisco Chronicle has called Troy Jollimore "a new and exciting voice in American poetry."
Anthony Carelli's poems have appeared in various magazines, including AGNI, Columbia, and the New Yorker. His first book of poems, Carnations, was published in spring of 2011 as part of the Princeton University Press series of contemporary poets. Often taking titles from a biblical vocabulary, Carnations reminds us that unremarkable places and events can, in a blink, be new.
In Anthony Carelli's remarkable debut, "Carnations," the poems attempt to reanimate dead metaphors as blossoms: wild and lovely but also fleeting, mortal, and averse to the touch. Here, the poems are carnations, not only flowers, but also body-making words. Nodding to influences as varied as George Herbert, Francis Ponge, Fernando Pessoa, and D. H.
This is an eagerly awaited collection of new poems from the author of "Tom Thomson in Purgatory," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was hailed by the "New York Times" as a "snappy, entertaining book." A triumphant follow-up to that acclaimed debut, "At Lake Scugog" demonstrates why the S"an Francisco Chronicle" has called Troy Jollimore "a new and exciting voice in American p