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Poet Christian Hawkey Reads His “Landscape Poetry” at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT—Christian Hawkey, assistant professor of English and creative writing at the Pratt Institute in New York, will read from his first published collection of poems, The Book of Funnels, on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Appletree Building at Marlboro College.

Hawkey’s poems have appeared in the Colorado Review, Volt, the Denver Quarterly, the American Poetry Review and the Paris Review. A member of the new generation of American poets, Hawkey is also founder and co-editor of the international poetry journal Jubilat. Raised on Pine Island, Florida, Hawkey lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

With a blend of apprehension, wonderment and humor, The Book of Funnels explores unknown territory through imaginative and stimulating poems. Hawkey’s poems search for intimacy in a complicated world and for an affinity that holds as they “negotiate/a stream of particles/without end, except here/A face across from me,/the red warmth of soft breathing.”

 “Christian Hawkey's poetry is landscape poetry in the true sense of landscape…an open, undetermined space in which all kinds of crazy mental and physical things are going about their business simultaneously,” writes poet John Ashbery. “The Book of Funnels is one of the strangest and most beautiful first books of poetry I have read in a long time.”

This poetry reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

 

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