Saturday Nov 02, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201
RSVP encouraged & appreciated.
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About the Book.
Julia Guez’s In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame offers a glimpse of a post-9/11 America comprising binaries: at once bleak and hopeful, dark and light. It is an America of “Still Lives” with Vicodin, with opioid epidemic, with extreme weather—suggesting an ongoing journey fraught with peril for the most vulnerable among us. “Have we made it across the vast plain of night?” asks one poem. No, not quite. There is more night, but there is singing, too, and the sustenance of rituals to light the way.
Praise for In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame
“In this direct and imaginative debut, Guez weaves disparate images to grapple with the stages of modern life…. This expansive debut helps readers to see the world and the stages of life afresh.”
“‘Maybe there is no magic,’ Julia Guez ponders early in In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame, but the book quickly shows: there is magic, and it’s unmistakable. Guez’s poems are fields readers will float through, lifted by a variety of forces—tectonic, narcotic, avian, bodily, cosmic. The effect is remarkable, incantatory, and deeply strange: ‘From the moon whose many deaths meant only to console us // a faint promise . . .’ Guez has built something remarkable here, a book that feels both totally unprecedented and absolutely inevitable.”
“To read In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame is to encounter ‘trees which must bleed to speak’ and ‘the self above the body’ and ‘dust, algebra and fire.’ With great precision, Julia Guez arranges the things of the world into richly imagined tableaux. Guez also beautifully arranges thinking and feeling. Her poems are uncannily tethered to interconnectedness and thresholds. This is a remarkable, keen debut.”
—Eduardo C. Corral
About The Readers.
Jenny Xie is the author of Eye Level, which was a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award, among other honors. She lives in New York.
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