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).