John Reed, Leah Umansky, & Sarah Gerard: Group Reading and Book Launch

May 12, 2016
6-8pm
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John Reed, Leah Umansky, and Sarah Gerard will each be reading from their new publications.

John Reed will read from his new collection of poems, Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems, published by C&R press. The publication selects from a sequence of sonnets written from 2008-2015. Reed, the author of five previous books (three novels and two “stunts”) lends his voice and eclectic abilities to this singular work, which, in addition to being a book of sonnets, is part love letter, part literary ode, and part delusion.

Leah Umansky will read from her new work, Straight Away the Emptied World, a dystopian-themed chapbook of poems published by Kattywompus Press.

Sarah Gerard will be reading excerpts from her chapbook, BFF, a sharp, richly detailed autopsy of a troubled and complex friendship between the narrator and a girl who’s slipped into another life. Published by Guillotine.

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