9th Ave: George Albon with Avery Burns and Dennis Phillips

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:00pm

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

Join us on Friday, April 19 at 7pm PT when we celebrate George Albon's latest collection, The Built World, with Avery Burns and Dennis Phillips at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
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Praise for The Built World
”This is a tough, beautiful, provocative, companionable book of poems.”—Anselm Berrigan


“In this 'nomad music' at once oblique and demotic, worlds come into and out of being. Experimental neighborhoods, queer provinces. Formally immaculate former places: actual sites once occupied by mobile homes, yellow concrete, dust. Not absent now but full of vibrant green and rain puddles, under sky that 'gathers like cloud.' In these stellar post-punk Schuyleresque meditations, an island metamorphoses into pearl, and 'all our vocations are semi-permeable.' Everywhere these carefully built temporary worlds, this delicate slipshod multiplicity of places. George Albon is right there, he attends it—with focus, clarity, and love. Why what is shelter because what is not.”—Jason Morris

The Built World creates stately lines of texture and sound in which juxtapositions of various sorts rearrange expectations in exhilarating heady moments of simultaneity. The outside and the inside wonderfully interpenetrate. Words from different registers or wide-ranging disciplines slam together, information engages feeling, sound propels engagement; the ordinary confronts the extraordinary.”—Martha Ronk

About George Albon
George Albon is the author of Lyric Multiples, Fire Break, Brief Capital of Disturbances, and most recently the chapbook Some Boys and the collection The Built World. Tunes from George Albon and The Sheaves can be heard on Bandcamp.

About Avery Burns
Avery Burns
lives and works in the Bay Area.  A year long poem a day project called “into the insta 2023” is available on IG at #averyburnspoet. His most recent book is “In the Margins” (Magra Books 2022).

About Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips'
most recent books are Mappa Mundi (Talisman House), Sonnets (Magra Books), and 17 Meditations on Time (Magra Books); and translations of Milli Graffi, Mechanical Love, and of Susanna Rabitti, Fugues, and More Fugues, all from Magra Books. 

The Built World By George Albon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609644383
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Blazevox Books - September 1st, 2023

"This is a tough, beautiful, provocative, companionable book of poems."--Anselm Berrigan

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