Book Launch and Celebratory Readings: The Unstable Self: An Afternoon of Poetry with Acclaimed Authors Cynthia Cruz (Hotel Oblivion) and John Freeman (Wind, Trees)
27 May, 5-7 pm, English Language Event
John Freeman is the founder of the literary annual Freeman's and an editor at Alfred A. Knopf. He is also the author and editor of a dozen books of poetry and prose including Dictionary of the Undoing, There's a Revolution Outside, My Love, and, most recently, Wind, Trees, a new collection of poems. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Zyzzyva, and been translated into over twenty languages. The former editor of Granta, he lives in New York, where he hosts the California Book Club for Alta magazine, which gathers online once a month to discuss a new classic of Golden State literature.
Cynthia Cruz is the author of seven collections of poems including Hotel Oblivion, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. She is also the author of Disquieting: Essays on Silence, a collection of essays exploring silence as a form of resistance, and The Melancholia of Class: A Manifesto for the Working Class, a book about Freudian melancholia and the working class. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship. She lives in Berlin, Germany.