The Kitchen welcomes back Ugly Duckling Presse to celebrate the launch of new books by Anne Boyer (A Handbook of Disappointed Faith) and Simone White (Dear Angel of Death) with readings by both authors followed by a conversation (moderated by their editor, Anna Moschovakis) touching upon issues ranging from popular music to the poet's essay. The authors will take questions from the audience, with a reception and book signing to follow.
May 24, 8pm
Anne Boyer's books include the newly published essay collection A Handbook of Disappointed Fate from Ugly Duckling Presse, as well as A Romance of Happy Workers, My Common Heart, and Garments Against Women, which received the 2016 Firecracker Award from CLMP. B...oyer was recently awarded the 2018 Cy Twombly Award in Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the 2018 Whiting Award for poetry and nonfiction. She lives in Kansas City.
Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed, and House of Envy of All the World, and the chapbooks Unrest and Dolly (with Kim Thomas). Recent poems and prose have appeared in BOMB, Frieze, and New York Times Book Review. In 2017, she received the Whiting Award for poetry. She lives in Brooklyn.
Anna Moschovakis is a longtime member of Ugly Duckling Presse and the founding editor of its Dossier Series. Also a writer, translator, and educator, she is based in the Catskills and in Brooklyn.
Image: detail of Goya, They’ve Already Got a Seat (Ya tienen asiento), 1797-1798.