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Kate Colby + Anna Moschovakis


Join us as we celebration of two new books: Kate Colby's poetry collection The Arrangements, and Anna Moschovakis's Eleanor, or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love.

The short, spare poems of The Arrangements are concerned with physical and ideological boundaries of body, mind and language, exploring where they meet and the different ways in which they bleed into and maintain one another’s discreteness.

A missing laptop, a critic, a sojourn in communal living—Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love is a bracingly intelligent examination of grief, autonomy, aging, desire, information overload, and the condition of being a thinking and feeling inhabitant of an often unthinkable, numbing world. Anna Moschovakis’s debut novel bristles with honesty, humor, and the hungers that propel us to revise and again revise our lives.

Kate Colby is the author of seven books of poetry. Fruitlands won the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2007. She is a founding board member of the Gloucester Writers Center in Massachusetts and lives in Providence, where she was a 2012 fellow of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts.

Anna Moschovakis’s books include They and We Will Get into Trouble for This, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (winner of the James Laughlin Award), and English translations of Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s The Possession, and Bresson on Bresson.  She is a longtime member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and cofounder of Bushel, a collectively run art and community space in the Catskills. This is her first novel.

Earlier Event: September 12
Book Club Meeting
Later Event: September 20
Sarah Fawn Montgomery