BlazeVOX Book Launch for Emily Toder Categories: Other Local Events Timelines: 1a: Upcoming Events
Second Reader Bookshop
1421 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
Date: June 22, 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Emily Toder, visiting poet from Brooklyn to launch her new BlazeVOX book, Waste
Roger Craik, visiting poet from Ohio
John Rigney, local poet and bookshop owner
Presented by Geoffrey Gatza
Brought to you by BlazeVOX
Emily Toder is the author of the collections Beachy Head and Science, both from Coconut Books, and the chapbooks Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky), No Land (Brave Men Press), and I Hear a Boat (Duets Books). She lives in New York. “Waste is a lyrically precise set of propositions into all things related the act of disencumbering garbage, refuse, and rubbish. In the course of reading this amazing book, you will ﬁnd yourself considering your own dysrhythmic/rhythmic relationship to what you have ﬂushed away: a lover, a decade, a word, a personal philosophy, a season, or even a crumpled piece of paper. In this age of material excess, Toder has gifted us with such claims to deﬁne our human tolls: “Wasting life / is the easiest thing to do in the world.” Cherish this book.” —Amy Lawless
Roger Craik, a retired Professor of English at Kent State University Ashtabula, has written three full-length poetry books – I Simply Stared (2002), Rhinoceros in Clumber Park (2003) and The Darkening Green (2004), and the chapbook Those Years (2007), (translated into Bulgarian in 2009), and, most recently, Of England Still (2009). His poetry has appeared in several national poetry journals, such as The Formalist, Fulcrum, The Literary Review and The Atlanta Review.