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Fourth Friday Formal: George Higgins and Charlotte Innes
February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0Free
Oakland poet and actor, George Higgins, is a Cave Canem Fellow whose poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Pleiades, Nimrod, and others. About his collection There, There, Joan Aleshire wrote, “…this book deepens our knowledge of how to live in the world,” and Dan Tobin wrote, “…these are poems of ‘perfect contact’ in which the soul inevitably ascends, even if it’s through a kill hole in the skull.” Charlotte Innes has had poems appear in The Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review, Rattle, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, and others. About her collection Descanso Drive, Sarah Maclay wrote, “Urgent, muscular, rapt, distilled—at times like a melding of Plath and Boland—and as unnervingly prescient as it is attentive to and haunted by both the historical and personal past…” and Rick Mullin wrote, “…finely-crafted poems, beautifully voiced, that carry us from her native England to her new home in California.” A limited open reading and a brief interview with the featured poets will be included.