Peter Gizzi in conversation with CA Conrad
Thursday January 28, 2021, 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET, This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Peter Gizzi reads from
Now It's Dark: New Poems
published by Wesleyan University Press
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The poems in this brilliant follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Archeophonics, are concerned with grieving, with poetry and death, with beauty and sadness, with light. As Ben Lerner has written, "Gizzi's poetry is an example of how a poet's total tonal attention can disclose new orders of sensation and meaning. His beautiful lines are full of deft archival allusion." With litany, elegy, and prose, Gizzi continues his pursuit toward a lyric of reality. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess, even in their sorrowing moments, a dizzying freedom.
Peter Gizzi is the author of eight collections of poetry including Archeophonics, Threshold Songs, and In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011. He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. He lives in Holyoke, MA. Visit: https://www.petergizzi.org/
CA Conrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays, including their latest book is JUPITER ALIGNMENT: (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals (Ignota Books, forthcoming 2020) and While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), which won a Lambda Book Award. A documentary about their work, The Book of Conrad (Delinquent Films), is viewable online on their website.