Andre Perry in conversation with Colin Winnette
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
celebrating Andre Perry's new book
Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now: essays
published by Two Dollar Radio
With luminous insight and fervent prose, Andre Perry's debut collection of personal essays, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, travels from Washington DC to Iowa City to Hong Kong in search of both individual and national identity. While displaying tenderness and a disarming honesty, Perry catalogs racial degradations committed on the campuses of elite universities and liberal bastions like San Francisco while coming of age in America.
What has been said about Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now:
*A "Most Anticipated Book of 2019" —LitReactor, The A.V. Club, Big Other
"Beautiful, brilliant, bold... Tantamount to a slice from the Americana songbook. These essays are ballads, images from the self, isolated and marginalized in other countries and in his own land. These are songs of identity and sexuality and expectations the world has of African American males from those perspectives. Here's hoping this book will mark the start of a long and varied journey for Perry. If the goal of a literary traveler is to show how connected we are to one another, his debut collection is an assured indication of deeper glories yet to come."
Andre Perry is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The Believer, Catapult, Granta and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He continues to live and work in Iowa City. This is his first book.
Colin Winnette is a novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is the author of five works of fiction that include Revelation (Mutable Sound), Animal Collection (Spork), Fondly (Atticus Books), Coyote (Les Figues), and Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio). Visit www.colinwinnette.net