The Launch of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems
Boston’s Poet Laureate DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES celebrates the release of “City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems,” with a public reading in the Courtyard of the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Welcoming remarks by City of Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture Julie Burros at 6 pm.
“City of Notions” is a collection that salutes aspects of everyday life in Boston. Nearly sixty poets contributed to the anthology and run the spectrum from up-to-now unpublished authors to the former U.S. Poets laureate, all contributing a taste of their personal versions of Boston.
Some contributors include Robert Pinsky, Mary Oliver, Margaret Atwood, Gail Mazur, Nick Flynn, Steph Burt, and Julia Alvarez.
This event is free, but you can to register here.
A Dream Between Two Rivers, a new voice in short fiction
Get ready all short fiction, folktale, and fairytale lovers! From new independent-bookstore based publisher Cutlass Press/Papercuts JP comes the debut collection from a bold new LGBTQ voice in short fiction, KL PEREIRA. Known for their cutting-edge books, Cutlass Press takes on PEREIRA’s newest collection: A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality. Before its publication, her collection has already received a wide variety of high praise from international best-selling author Randy Susan Meyers and Boston’s own Paul Trembley, author of the best-selling novel— soon to be translated into film— A Head Full of Ghosts.
A Dream Between Two Rivers is both magically real and viscerally strange in the tradition of Angela Carter, Karen Russell, and Jorge Luis Borges. In this collection, PEREIRA weaves elements of fairy tale, folklore, and myth into the lives of women, children, and immigrants. Get ready for its release September 5th at Papercuts JP!