Monday, April 21, 2014

Justin, Etc.'s Self Portrait of the Poet Suicided by the MFA Degree

Come celebrate the release of Justin, Etc.'s first full-length book of poetry, published by the Gorilla Press. Hear Justin perform from the book, pick up your very own copy, and then party with us and the author to the wonderful tunes provided by DJ C@L.

When: April 24 @ 7pm
Where: The Make-Out Room
Along with friends: Stephen Rosenshein, Carolyn Ho, Anhvu Buchanan, Susan Calvillo, DW Lichtenberg, and Joe Burgess

About the book:
At first glance, the wary reader may label Justin, Etc. a hoarder of words, but in truth he is a collector of rare antiques, lost oddities, and never-before-released vinyls. His poetry seamlessly blends the things that were with the things that are, forming musical narratives that span the pop culture of decades as well as our modern concerns. This may sound like some vast ground to cover, but Justin, Etc. is a cufflinks and sneakers kind of man. He pulls it off. The best way to enjoy Justin's work is to let it intimidate you, then to embrace it. By the end of this book, you'll find you've started collecting too.

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