Exciting news! Nightcap Newburgh reading series, run by bestselling author Ken Foster, has teamed up with Get Lit Beacon, run by award-winning author Julie Chibbaro, to bring your favorite authors to the Hudson Valley. Our events take place biweekly, on Wednesday nights, in the heated, covered patio of Mama Roux restaurant, and guests may enjoy food and beverages, before, during or after the reading. There is no admission fee, and no requirement to buy food or drinks.
First up, Terese Svoboda and Edwin Torres, April 5th at 7pm
Svoboda will read from her new novel Dog on Fire, while Torres will share work from his recent collection, Quanundrum: I will be your many angled thing.
About Dog On Fire:
Out of a Shakespearean-wild Midwest dust storm, a man rises. “Just a glimpse of him,” says his sister; “every inch of him,” says his guilt-filled lover. “Close your eyes,” says his nephew. “What about it?” asks his father. The cupboard is filled with lime Jell-O, and there are aliens, deadly kissing, and a restless, alcoholic mother who carries a gun. “Every family is this normal,” insists the narrator. “Whoever noticed my brother, with a family as normal as this?” the beleaguered sister asks. Against the smoky prairie horizon and despite his seizures, a brother builds a life. Imbued with melancholy cheer, Dog on Fire unfolds around a family’s turmoil, past loves, and a mysterious death.
Terese Svoboda is the award-winning author of twenty books of poetry, prose, memoir, biography, and translation, including the novel Bohemian Girl (Nebraska, 2011), the memoir Black Glasses Like Clark Kent, and a forthcoming novel, Roxy and Coco.
QUANUNDRUM raises ecological questions with zen overtones in a striking visual field. QUANUNDRUM [I WILL BE YOUR MANY ANGLED THING] presents the choices created when visual poetics reflects on the eco-poetics. Can visual poetry be reconciled with ecology? The book is a call for the reader to invent multiple possibilities with every page turn raises ecological questions with zen overtones in a striking visual field. QUANUNDRUM [I WILL BE YOUR MANY ANGLED THING] presents the choices created when visual poetics reflects on the eco-poetics. Can visual poetry be reconciled with ecology? The book is a call for the reader to invent multiple possibilities with every page turn.
Edwin Torres is a poet, performer, sound/text artist, educator, and editor. Previous books include The Animal’s Perception of Earth (DoubleCross Press), XOETEOX: THE INFINITE WORD OBJECT (Wave Books, 2018), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), Onamalingua: noise songs and poetry (Rattapallax e-book), and THE BODY IN LANGUAGE: AN ANTHOLOGY (Counterpath Press-editor, 2019). He grew up in New York City.
Nightcap Readings at Mama Roux
96 Broadway, Newburgh NY 12550