Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
celebrating the release of his new poetry collection
Sun Bear from Copper Canyon Press
Matthew Zapruder's poems begin in the faint inkling, in the bloom of thought, and then unfold into wide-reaching meditations on what it means to live in the contemporary moment, among plastic, statistics, and diet soda. Written in a direct, conversational style, the poems in Sun Bear display in full-force why Zapruder is one of the most popular poets in America.
Matthew Zapruder is a poet, translator, and editor at Wave Books. He is the author of three collections of poetry, and his book The Pajamaist won the William Carlos Williams Award. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in many publications, including BOMB, Harvard Review, Paris Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and The Believer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.