Please join us for the chapbook launch of Meteorites by S. Brook Corfman, Joining them will be Rachel Mennies, beyza ozer, and Xandria Phillips.
About the book:
A meteorite is a solid piece of debris that has survived its travel through both outer space and the Earth's atmosphere, remaining at least partially intact after impact with the Earth's surface. Like such a remnant, these poems are the sleight of hand outcome of a compressed thought process, an associative, forward moving bodily output. With such a remnant, S. Brook Corfman hopes the poems can tie the daily to experiences that don't seem daily, yet seem to be off in the future: non-binary gender to unpredictable violence, daily life to impending or already-here ecological disaster.
About our readers:
S. Brook Corfman is the author of the limited-edition letterpress chapbook Meteorites (DoubleCross Press), and of the forthcoming collection Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize. Born and raised in Chicago, the life now plays out from a turret in Pittsburgh.
Rachel Mennies is the author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, winner of the 2014 Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She lives in Chicago and is a member of AGNI’s editorial staff.
beyza ozer is a queer/trans/Muslim person living in Chicago. beyza's work has appeared in & is forthcoming from The Offing, Vinyl, & the anthologies Subject To Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation (Sibling Rivalry Press 2017) & Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket 2019). beyza is the author of FAIL BETTER (fog machine press 2017) & they are a recipient of the Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Award. beyza is deputy director of social media of YesYes Books & works at The Poetry Foundation.
Xandria Phillips is the author of Hull (Nightboat Books, 2019) and Reasons For Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. They are the poetry editor at Honeysuckle Press and a Winter Tangerine workshop adviser. Their poetry is published or forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, The Journal, and elsewhere. Xandria is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.
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