Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Poets Benjamin Hollander and George Albon read to celebrate the release of newly published prose works: Hollander’s In the House Un-American, and his Memoir American, and Albon’s Aspiration, all three of which will be hot off the presses from Clockroot/Interlink, Punctum, and Omnidawn, respectively.
Benjamin Hollander was born in Haifa, Israel and as a boy immigrated to New York City. He presently lives on the west coast of North America. His books include: In the House Un-American (Clockroot Books/Interlink Publishing, Spring, 2013), Memoir American (Punctum Books, Spring 2013) Vigilance (Beyond Baroque Books, 2005), Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli, (Parrhesia Press, 2004), The Book Of Who Are Was (Sun & Moon Press, 1997), How to Read, too (Leech Books, 1992), and, as editor, Translating Tradition: Paul Celan in France (ACTS, 1988).
George Albon‘s books include Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn), Momentary Songs (Krupskaya), and most recently a prose work, Aspiration (Omnidawn). A new book of poetry, Fire Break, will be out from Nightboat Books in the fall. His essay “The Paradise of Meaning” was the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for 2002. He lives and works in San Francisco.