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Third Man Books @ City Lights : Destruction of Man by Abraham Smith and The Terraformers by Dan Hoy
June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Destruction of Man
by Abraham Smith
by Dan Hoy
about Abraham Smith:
Abraham Smith is the author of four poetry collections: Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Presently, he is at work upon a poetry manuscript about cranes–birds whose song and stature electrify him. Destruction of Man, his book-length poem about farming, is forthcoming in 2018 from Third Man Books.
about The Terraformers:
The second title in Third Man Books “C” chapbook series, Dan Hoy’s latest collection of poetry chronicles the last days of an expedition stranded on a desolate planet and beset by depression, sabotage and failing equipment. In The Terraformers, human life is mediated by domes and pressure suits, and the history of human beings is buried in ecocide, oppression and longing for the infinite, even if (or because) “the infinite / is death for us.”
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