Peter Money "American Drone" Social Justice Discussion, Reading & Book Signing

Join East End Books Ptown as we welcome Peter Money, "American Drone" for a discussion about Social Justice and a reading & book signing. This special event is Tuesday July 24th - 4pm @East End Books Ptown. This is part of Social Justice Week being held at Fine Arts Work Center and East End Books Ptown.

Poetry. Some say "mad" postcards. Some say "an international call and response," a sort of too-full screen of blues. Some say whispers. In fact, AMERICAN DRONE, this American poet's first full collection in a long time, takes rap, hip-hop, folk and pop tradition, film and daily news as his guide toward subjects (and forms). Former laureate Baron Wormser (Paris Review Editions/Houghton Mifflin) says "Peter Money has taken on full-bore, straight-up, flat-out the necessary charge to the poet in these global/electronic times.... He has the chops and range...from page-long, all-verbal-hands-on-deck meditations and urgings to brief, exquisite lyrics [Peter Money has] an enormous appetite for language as a transfiguring force" and "poems...to inhabit." The three distinct sections of AMERICAN DRONE are dense, reflective, and—in the final part—fiercely intimate as they own their own space and honor everyone's right to what's personal.

 

Poet and editor Peter Money earned his BA from Oberlin College, MLS from San Jose State University, and MFA from Brooklyn College. His books of poetry include hybrid works such as the prose-poem sequence with Saadi Youssef, To day- minutes only (2004); the poetry/music collaboration Blue Square (2007); Che: A Novella In Three Parts (2010); and a book of translations, with Sinan Antoon, of the Arab Modernist Saadi Youssef (2012). His most recent book is American Drone: New and Select Poems (2013).

Money’s other books include These Are My Shoes (1991), A Big Yellow (1996), Between Ourselves (1997), Instruments (1998), and Finding It: Selected Poems (2000). A co-founder of the literary journal Writers’ Bloc, Money also founded the journals Lame Duck and Across Borders. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Sun, the Berkeley Review, the Hawaii Review, Solo, among others, and in the City Lights' anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sound, as well as on Garrison Keillor's “The Writer's Almanac.” His work has also been translated into Spanish in Ultramar Literatura.

His “poem boxes” have been displayed and sold at The Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown. In addition to his collaborative CD Blue Square, Money has collaborated with cartoonist Rick Veitch in “Beat Panels/Top Down.” He is the director of Harbor Mountain Press, and taught at Lebanon College, where he guided the Associates in Creative Writing program. He was among the first faculty members at the pioneering Center For Cartoon Studies. A past poet-teacher for WritersCorps, the poetry in the schools program modeled on AmeriCorps, and a state judge for Poetry Out Loud, Money received a grassroots nomination for the position of Vermont State Poet Laureate in 2011. 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
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$15.00
ISBN: 9780988275515
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harbor Mountain Press - November 5th, 2013

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