Free and open to the public.
Edgar Kunz and Grady Chamber (North American Stadiums, 2018) will read at The Ivy Bookshop.
About the poets:
Kunz’s verses are unsentimental, visceral, sprawling between oxys and Bitcoin, crossing the country restlessly. They grapple with the guilt of choosing to leave the culture Kunz was born and raised in, the identity crises caused by class mobility. They pull the reader close, alternating fierce whispers and proud shouts about what working hands are capable of and the different ways a mind and body can leave a life they can no longer endure. This hungry new voice asks: after you make the choice to leave, what is left behind, what can you make of it, and at what cost?
Grady Chambers is the author of North American Stadiums (Milkweed, 2018) selected by Henri Cole as the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems and fiction have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from The Paris Review; Ploughshares; The Iowa Review, Nashville Review; Diode Poetry; Forklift, Ohio; the Chicago Reader; Joyland; and elsewhere. Grady was born and raised in Chicago. He was a 2015-2017 Wallace Stegner Fellow, and lives in Philadelphia.