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Book Launch Celebration: Paul Tran & Dana Levin
Reading from All the Flowers Kneeling (Tran) and Now Do You Know Where You Are (Levin)
April 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
The reading will be held in-person at High Low.
Join Saint Louis Poetry Center in celebrating the launch of new books by Paul Tran and Dana Levin. Copies of All the Flowers Kneeling and Now Do You Know Where You Are will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books. Cash bar, refreshments will be served.
“Tran transmogrifies the grotesque to the gorgeous, the victim to the victor, the oppressed to the liberated.” —Electric Literature
“Reading a Dana Levin poem is a bit like spelunking into a cave of golden light in which there is a reverse disco ball that turns in synch to the beat of your heart.” —The Kenyon Review
Event attendees are required to wear a mask, and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon entrance to High Low.
ABOUT THE POETS
PAUL TRAN is the author of the debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling, from Penguin in the US and the UK. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, and elsewhere, including the movie Love Beats Rhymes with Azealia Banks, Common, and Jill Scott. A recipient of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, Paul is a Visiting Faculty in Poetry at Pacific University MFA in Writing and a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.
DANA LEVIN’s fifth book is Now Do You Know Where You Are (Copper Canyon, Spring 2022), a Lannan Literary Selection. Recent books include Banana Palace (2016) and Sky Burial (2011), which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” She is a grateful recipient of many honors, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, and the Library of Congress, as well as from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting, and Guggenheim Foundations. Levin teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.