"About: Blank: Poems" - Tracy Fuad Book Event 11/10 @ 6pm at FAWC

East End Books Ptown & Fine Arts Work Center present: "About: Blank: Poems" - Tracy Fuad Book Event 11/10 @ 6pm at FAWC - 24 Pearl Street.

East End Books Ptown is thrilled to partner with Fine Arts Work Center for this special book event. Be among the first to attend an event at the beautifully reimagined reading & performance space at FAWC (24 Pearl Street).  Tracy Fuad is a current Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center.

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers and to restoring the year-round vitality of the historic art community of Provincetown. The Work Center is internationally known for its acclaimed 7-month residency program granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists, as well as its open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program 24PearlStreet, and an extensive series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.

Register with Eventbrite. The in-person event will be held at the newly reimagined reading & performance space at Fine Arts Work Center - 24 Pearl Street.

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Tracy Fuad is the author of PITH, winner of the Gloria Anzaldúa Prize, and DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Best New Poets Anthology, the New Republic, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program and a 2021-2022 Writing Fellow at the Providence Fine Arts Work Center.

In about: blank, Tracy Fuad builds a poetics of contemporary dissociation. Funny, plaintive, and cutting, this formally inventive debut probes alienation in place and in language through the author's consideration of her own relationship to Iraqi Kurdistan. about: blank--the title of which is the universal URL for a blank web page--complicates questions of longing and belonging. Interrogating the language of internet chatrooms, Yelp reviews, and the Kurdish dictionary, the poems here leap surprisingly between subjects to find new meaning.

Written before and during the years the author spent living in Iraqi Kurdistan, the collection documents the alienation of being inside, outside, and between language(s) and the always-already terror of grammar. At once haunted and humorous, about: blank inhabits and exhibits the disorientation and fragmentation that is endemic to the internet era, and mourns the loss of a more embodied existence.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
about:blank: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822966685
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 19th, 2021

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