Sean Singer was born in Mexico in 1974. His first book Discography won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Sean has also published two chapbooks with Beard of Bees Press, Passport and Keep Right on Playing Through the Mirror Over the Water, and has a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers-Newark. Tonight we celebrate the release of his newest book, Honey & Smoke (Eyewear, 2015).
Robin Beth Schaer is the author of the poetry collection Shipbreaking (Anhinga 2015). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Paris Review, and Guernica, among others. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, Saltonstall, and VCCA. She teaches writing in New York City and worked as a deckhand aboard the Tall Ship Bounty, a 180-foot ship lost in Hurricane Sandy.
Cate Marvin is the author of Oracle, Fragment of the Head of a Queen and World’s Tallest Disaster. A winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize and a Whiting Award, her poetry has been published in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, and elsewhere. A cofounder of VIDA and a professor of English at CUNY, she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
FACE OUT: New Poetry by Sean Singer, Cate Marvin, and Robin Beth Schaer
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY