Sunday, January 09, 2011
Toni Mirosevich "The Takeaway Bin" book event! More...
Florey's Books invites you to meet local poet Toni Mirosevich as she discusses her new poetry collection: "The Takeaway Bin".
***Saturday, January 22nd, 2-4pm***
About the book:
Oblique Strategies is a card game invented in 1975, by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. “Over one hundred worthwhile dilemmas” are printed on a pack of cards and offer a set of possibilities to apply “when a dilemma occurs in a working situation.” The Takeaway Bin borrows from that concept, presenting poems that reply to various daily dilemmas, specific or obscure.
The Takeaway Bin arises out of an ultramodern language aftermath: the fragments and shards of language we are currently left with in an age of verbal foreshortening, where Photoshop has imploded the failsafe idea that “seeing is believing,” and Wikipedia has shifted the idea of fact
into the realm of a constantly updating consortium. This melee of reference points is the Takeaway Bin's fuel, and the profound plasticity of modern reality is the engine Mirosevich
harnesses. --->LJ Moore, SF Examiner
About the author:
Toni Mirosevich is the author of a book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest, three collections of poetry, My Oblique Strategies, Queer Street, and The Rooms We Make Our Own. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and former Associate Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. She lives with her wife, Shotsy Faust, in Pacifica, California.
For more information, see her website: www.tonimirosevich.com
Come join us!
*** Saturday, January 22nd, 2-4 pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
open 10am to 6pm every day!
Florey's would also like to invite you to the January meeting of the Pacifica Poetry Forum.
***Thursday, January 20th, 7:30pm***
Come read, discuss, share, and enjoy local poets. Open to the public.
We hope to see you there!
Posted by FloreysBookCo at 12:06 PM