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Poet Kate Colby discusses her new collection, DREAM OF THE TRENCHES, with author Bill Roorbach

Thursday, August 22nd, 7PM

Poet Kate Colby discusses her new collection, DREAM OF THE TRENCHES, with author Bill Roorbach

Part autofiction, part sequential critical engagement, the eponymous essay in DREAM OF THE TRENCHES investigates and builds upon narrative recursion, self-reflexivity and subjective treatments of time in modern and contemporary writing. Winding through the work of Ben Lerner, it also addresses Ashbery, Woolf, Stein, Lessing, Mathews, Knausgaard and others. An accompanying sequence of twenty micro-essays—each of exactly 150 words—explores the possibilities of formal constraint with torqued language ranging across topics from beauty to popular music to the senescence of lobsters.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Dream of the Trenches Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781934819807
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Noemi Press - March 15th, 2019