CANCELLED: RESCHEDULE DATE TBD
Monday, September 9th, 7PM
Poet Nick Flynn reads and performs from his new collection, I WILL DESTROY YOU, with musicians KILLDEER
Beginning with a poem called “Confessional” and ending with a poem titled “Saint Augustine,” I WILL DESTROY YOU interrogates the potential of art to be redemptive, to remake and reform. But first the maker of art must claim responsibility for his past, his actions, his propensity to destroy others and himself. “Begin by descending,” Augustine says, and the poems delve into the deepest, most defeating parts of the self: addiction, temptation, infidelity, and repressed memory. These are poems of profound self-scrutiny and lyric intensity, jagged and probing. I WILL DESTROY YOU is an honest accounting of all that love must transcend and what we must risk for its truth.
KILLDEER is a band which manifests in various incarnations incorporating texts from I WILL DESTROY YOU, each w/ its own sound, from punk/folk to ambient noise -- on any given night players include Nick Flynn, Guy Barash, Maeve Flynn, Simi Stone, and/or Philip Marshall -- who appears depends on who is in town