9th Ave: Christian Gullette with Richie Hofmann

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset. 

Cover of Christian Gullette's poetry collection Coachelle Elegy. The title and author name are written sideways over a photograph of a swimming pool's wavy surface.
Join us on Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm PT when we celebrate the release of Christian Gullette's Coachella Elegy with Richie Hofmann at 9th Ave!

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Praise for Coachella Elegy
Winner of the 2023 Trio Award

“There is something spare and trance-like in Christian Gullette’s mesmerizing Coachella Elegy. The source of the intensity, as in many of the landscapes Gullette describes, is gradation and precision, tremors of warning rather than full-on earthquakes. The subjects are raw. A brother’s death. The speaker’s husband’s ocular cancer. The landscape’s diminishing wildness in a tremulous, post-AIDS California. I admire Coachella Elegy’s refinement, its nuanced approach to deep emotion. I feel the tremors in my bones.” —DIANE SEUSS

“In restless, miraculous poems, Christian Gullette turns his gaze to a California haunted by memory and mortality. Wandering in the desert, commuting between San Francisco and poolside paradises, his wise and moving debut, Coachella Elegy, is a spiritual autobiography in verse—in which hot sun and bright pleasures are stays against loss.” —RICHIE HOFMANN

“There is something at once elegant and seething about Coachella Elegy, its cool eroticism and poolside betrayals. Christian Gullette upends diction and expectation, his sculptures ‘ironic,’ his landscape a discourse where ‘wind in palms signals / a desert revising itself into dusk.’ Like Thom Gunn, Gullette hides in plain sight—between the lines, subtle grief all the more grievous. The poems in Coachella Elegy are gorgeous, sinister, and clear as water.” —RANDALL MANN

About Christian Gullette
Christian Gullette is the author of Coachella Elegy, winner of the Trio House Press Trio Award. Publishers Weekly praised Coachella Elegy as “Tender and deliciously sly…Gullette delivers a nuanced, well-paced collection.”Coachella Elegy has also been included in LitHub and Debutiful lists of must-read poetry collections for 2024. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series. He is the recipient of a 2022 Bread Loaf scholarship. Christian works as a Swedish-to-English translator, and he’ll be a faculty member for the 2024 Kenyon Review Online Translation Workshop. Christian also serves as the editor-in-chief of The Cortland Review. He lives in San Francisco with his husband Michael.

About Richie Hofmann
Richie Hofmann is the author of Second Empire (2015), and his poetry has appeared recently in The New YorkerThe New York Review of Books, and The Yale Review. He teaches at Stanford University and lives in Chicago and San Francisco.

Coachella Elegy By Christian Gullette Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949487220
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Published: Trio House Press - July 1st, 2024

Winner of the 2023 Trio Award, Christian Gullette's Coachella Elegy explores the queer promised lands and poolside utopias of the American West even as they are threatened by environmental destruction. With precision and clarity, Gullette's poems wander the desert landscape of California, reveling in its beauties and challenging its sacred myths.

A Hundred Lovers: Poems By Richie Hofmann Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524712051
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Published: Knopf - May 28th, 2024

An erotic journal in poems, from a rising star in the American poetry scene, author of the highly acclaimed collection Second Empire.

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