Wednesday 1/6: Cyrus Cassells, Tim Peterson (Trace) and Magdalena Zurawski


on January 6, 2010 / 7pm at Unnameable Books


Cyrus Cassells is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Soul Make a Path through Shouting, Beautiful Signor, and More Than Peace and Cypresses. His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, and a translation manuscript, Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, are forthcoming. Among his honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a William Carlos Williams Award, a Pushcart Prize, two NEA grants, and a Lambda Literary Award. He is a Professor of English at Texas State University-San Marcos and has served on the faculty of Cave Canem, the African American Poets Workshop. He divides his time between Austin, New York City, and Paris, and works on occasion in Barcelona as a translator of Catalan poetry.

Tim Peterson (Trace) is the author of Since I Moved In which received the Gill Ott Award from Chax Press. Chapbooks include the recent Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), as well as CUMULUS (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and Trinkets Mashed into a Blender (Faux Press). Peterson continues to edit EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts which features a special issue on Queering Language dedicated to kari edwards(http://chax.org/eoagh). Peterson also curates TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice, a talks series titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick at CUNY Graduate Center which explores the intersection of queer poetics and the manifesto (http://tendenciespoetics.blogspot.com).

Magdalena Zurawski's novel The Bruise won the 2008 Lambda Award for lesbian debut fiction. Currently she is working on a manuscript of poems. She lives in Durham, NC.

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