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Thu, Apr 09


Wolfman Books

Reading with Valyntina Grenier

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Reading with Valyntina Grenier
Reading with Valyntina Grenier

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2020, 7:00 PM

Wolfman Books, 410 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

About the event

Valyntina Grenier's FEVER DREAM / TAKE HEART marks a poetic "double debut" with a tête-bêche chapbook, two titles bound upside-down with two front covers (featuring paintings by Grenier), which can be read from either side. The poems shape their sense from sound, but do not hesitate to critique/navigate/decipher reality with a feminist protest. Associative and dreamy, the poems also prove to be starkly political. They explore how we are miraculously alive in the midst of degrading political and weather systems. Some of the poems derive their initial lexicon from source texts, but they all confront the tenderness and violence that mark our human natures. With subtle humor, word play, and linguistic inventions, Grenier has written a surprising tour de force whose discrete short books, taken together, range from the sexual and sinister to the prayerful and divine.

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