Home Rocket Fantastic: Poets Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Alan Shapiro discuss their new books

    Rocket Fantastic: Poets Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Alan Shapiro discuss their new books

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    When:
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    2017-10-17T19:00:00-04:00
    2017-10-17T20:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Flyleaf Books
    752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Amanda
    919-942-7373

    Like nothing before it, Rocket Fantastic reinvents the landscape and language of the body in interconnected poems that entwine a fabular past with an iridescent future by blurring, with disarming vulnerability, the real and the imaginary. Sorcerous, jazz-tinged, erotic, and wide-eyed, this is a pioneering work by a space-age balladeer.

    Alan Shapiro’s newest book of poetry is situated at the intersection between private and public history, as well as individual life and the collective life of middle-class America. Shapiro attends to the world in ways that are as deeply personal and freshly social—both timeless and utterly of this particular moment.

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    Editorial intern at Chapel Hill Magazine, student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels.