Third Man Books @ City Lights
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

  

celebrating new books by Dan Hoy and Abraham Smith

with Andrew Cervantes performing live!

 

Destruction of Man

by Abraham Smith

&

The Terraformers

by Dan Hoy

 

about Abraham Smith:

Abraham Smith is the author of four poetry collections: Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Presently, he is at work upon a poetry manuscript about cranes--birds whose song and stature electrify him. Destruction of Man, his book-length poem about farming, is forthcoming in 2018 from Third Man Books.

 

about The Terraformers:

The second title in Third Man Books "C" chapbook series, Dan Hoy's latest collection of poetry chronicles the last days of an expedition stranded on a desolate planet and beset by depression, sabotage and failing equipment. In The Terraformers, human life is mediated by domes and pressure suits, and the history of human beings is buried in ecocide, oppression and longing for the infinite, even if (or because) "the infinite / is death for us."

Andrew Cervantes is a singer and songwriter living in San Francisco.

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Books related to this event:

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Destruction of Man
Abraham Smith
2018 Edition
Some say Abraham Smith's live readings are the best in America, except it's more accurate to say he howls rather than reads. So, better to call his readings hollerings, which often times might take place next to a tree. Listen to his howl via the flexi-disc included in DESTRUCTION OF MAN.