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August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us at Green Apple Books on Clement on Friday, August 31st at 7pm as we welcome Paco Márquez to read from his new collection of poetry, Portraits in G Minor.
Praise for Portraits in G Minor
Reveling in the mystic wonders that can emerge even from “the palm of a corporate boss,” the poems of Paco Márquez “splash the sky wide,” exposing the magic in the quotidian — the “unnoticed silhouettes / imprinted in the grass.” In the tender violence of these portraits, “that which spoke the rose into being” also hums through daily life, holding a man’s hand, looking him in the eye, and saying, “the kitchen window is open.” To open this book is to see the world illuminated.
Originally from Mexico and Northern California, Paco Marquez is also poetry editor at Washington Square. His work has appeared in Apogee, the Squaw Valley Review, and OccuPoetry (prior to joining the editorial team). One of his poems went up on public mural, through the Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project. He’s been featured as Lo-Writer of the Week in Juan Felipe Herrera’s California Poet Laureate website, and he recently completed an MFA in poetry at NYU.