Virtual Event: Mark Wunderlich and Diane Seuss
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
JOIN US ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 6PM PT WHEN MARK WUNDERLICH IS JOINED BY DIANE SEUSS FOR A READING AND CONVERSATION CELEBRATING HIS LATEST COLLECTION, GOD OF NOTHINGNESS, ON ZOOM!
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About God of Nothingness
A magnificent book of hope and resolve written out of profound losses, by award-winning poet Mark Wunderlich
God of Nothingness is a book for those who have seen death up close or even quietly wished for it. In these poems, honed to a devastating edge, Mark Wunderlich asks: How is it we go on as those around us die? And why go on at all? This collection is a brilliant testament to the human ability to make something tough-minded and resilient out of despair and the inevitability of death drawing near. Some poems are moving elegies addressed to mentors, friends, and family recently gone; some contend with the unasked-for responsibilities of inheritance and the family name; others call forth the understanding of being the end of a genetic line; still others remember a rural midwestern coming-of-age and, chillingly, an encounter with the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Present all the while are the prevailing comforts and wonders found in the natural world, work, and the longing for traditions that seem to be passing from our time. Exquisite in its craft and capaciousness, God of Nothingness is an unflinching journal of solitude and survival.
About the Author
Mark Wunderlich is the author of The Earth Avails, winner of the Rilke Prize; Voluntary Servitude; and The Anchorage, winner of the Lambda Literary Award. He teaches at Bennington College and lives in the Hudson Valley in New York.