Book Launch: The Interrogation by Michael Bazzett

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sisyphus Brewing
712 Ontario Ave W, Ste 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Free and open to the public.

Celebrate the publication of The Interrogation, Michael Bazzett's third collection of poems. The Interrogation plumbs our capacity for cruelty and wonder. Suffused in psychology, uncertainty, and desire, The Interrogation is a catechism of the self—or, more accurately, our varied selves. Like a hall of mirrors, the faces of The Interrogation double and multiply endlessly, and voices echo, laugh, and taunt. As Danez Smith says, "I needed to see all this glorious seeing. You need this book too. You need to walk through Bazzett's funhouse and let these mirrors do their alchemy on you."

Bazzett will be joined by local poets Gretchen Marquette, author of May Day (Graywolf, 2016); Chris Santiago, author of Tula (Milkweed, 2016), and Anders Carlson-Wee, author of The Low Passions (Norton, forthcoming 2019).

We'll have an Interrogation Pale Ale on tap plus a *~surprise~* giveaway!


"If poems are buildings erected to house our wonder, then Bazzett has gifted us a metropolis—one teeming with life and endlessly hospitable to visitors. We are the beneficiaries of such good fortune, this generous making."

"Michael Bazzett's poems are as tragic and unsettling as they are compelling and beautifully precise."

"To read Michael Bazzett's poems is to reach through the thick veil separating us from the most tender, timeless, and true parts of ourselves that we both dread and cherish. I hope everyone will read this book."