The Et Al series presents a poetry reading with Keegan Cook Finberg, Douglas Piccinnini, and Chris Hosea at 8pm at Sauvage Gallery (1114b 3rd Ave. S., Nashville TN 37210) on Saturday, May 7th. The event is part of May Art Crawl in Wedgewood/Houston. Daniel Holland‘s work will be presented and for sale at Sauvage.
A bit about the poets:
Chris Hosea is the author of Put Your Hands In (LSU Press, 2014), selected by John Ashbery for the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. In his judge’s citation, Ashbery compares Hosea’s poetry to a notorious Marcel Duchamp painting, and finds that Put Your Hands In “somehow subsumes derision and erotic energy and comes out on top,” adding “One feels plunged in a wave of happening that is about to crest.” Hosea’s second book of poems, Double Zero just came out from Prelude Editions in 2016.
Douglas Piccinnini was born in New York City in 1982. He has been awarded residencies by The Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm in Marquette, NE and, The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia. In 2014, he was selected by Dorothea Lasky as a winner of the Summer Literary Seminars for Poetry. Piccinnini is the author of several chapbooks including Soft and, Flag—an encoded chromaglyph. He is the author of Story Book: a novella, and most recently Blood Oboe (Omnidawn Publishing, 2015).
Keegan Cook Finberg is a Lecturer in English at Vanderbilt University. You can find her poems in Rove, Two Serious Ladies, and Bone Bouquet. Her critical writing on poetry appears or is forthcoming in Jacket2, Textual Practice, Canada and Beyond, The Rumpus, and The Believer.