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Prerecorded Weather Launch Party

Join poets Noah Falck and Matt McBride winners of the 2022 James Tate Poetry Prize who will launch their chapbook, Prerecorded Weather, at Fitz Books & Waffles in downtown Buffalo.

The event will include readings from Falck and McBride, in addition to a reading from Tyrone Williams, and a live musical performance from the band Birddog.


Thursday, May 18, 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fitz Books and Waffles
Fitz Books and Waffles
Fitz Books, 433 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Featured Artists

  • Matt McBride
    Matt McBride

    Matt McBride is the recipient of a Divine Poetry Fellowship and a George Elliston Poetry Fellowship as well as an Ohio Arts Council Grant. His work has previously appeared in Court Green, Cream City Review, Columbia Poetry Review, FENCE, Guernica, Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, [PANK], Tupelo Quarterly, and Zone 3 among others. His first book, City of Incandescent Light, was published by Black Lawrence Press. His most recent chapbook, The Mourners Forget Which Funeral They Are At was published by Greying Ghost. Currently, his is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice at Wilson College.

  • Noah Falck
    Noah Falck
    Poet, Culture Worker

    Noah Falck is the author of Exclusions (Tupelo Press, 2020) finalist for The Believer Book Award for poetry and the recent chapbooks Prerecorded Weather (co-written with Matt McBride) winner of the James Tate Prize for Poetry and normal normal (Foundlings Press, 2022). His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Poetry Daily, Poets.org, and has been anthologized in Poem-A-Day 365 Poems for Every Occasion. He works at Just Buffalo Literary Center and in 2013 founded the Silo City Reading Series, a multimedia poetry event series inside a 120-foot-high, 100-year-old abandoned grain elevator.

  • Tyrone Williams
    Tyrone Williams

    Tyrone Williams is the David Gray Chair of Poetry & Letters at SUNY Buffalo. He is the author of several chapbooks and seven books of poetry: c.c. (Krupskaya 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press
    2011), Howell (Atelos Books 2011), As Iz (Omnidawn 2018), washpark (with Pat Clifford)(Delete Press, 2021) and
    stilettos in a rifle range (Wayne State University Press, 2022). A limited-edition art project, Trump l’oeil, was published by Hostile Books in 2017. He and Jeanne Heuving edited an anthology of critical essays, Inciting Poetics (University of New Mexico Press, 2019).

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