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

May 12, 2016

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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