Posts tagged “brooklyn rail”
May 21, 2010Newly posted on ArtonAir.org, here's Phong Bui's 2009 interview with Seven Stories Press publisher Dan Simon, as described thus: Phong Bui speaks with Dan Simon, the publisher of Seven Stories Press and a Rail managing and advisory board member. Simon discusses, through wanton analogies wild and exacting, the multiple trapeze acts that the publisher must perform, the need for a greater place for contemporary works in translation, the background behind Kurt Vonnegut's remarkable meditative text A Man without a Country and other works from the tremendous output of Simon's publishing house. Acts of political and literary bravery have defined Simon's career, as is made plainly evident here (67 minutes). Click here to listen in either m3u format, or with RealPlayer.
July 9, 2009
July 9, 7:30pm, WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
Douglas A. Martin, the author of Branwell, Outline of my Lover, and the newly-published Once You Go Back from Seven Stories, writes in his new book about the children of a transplanted working-class family dealing with violence, their own budding sexuality, and the strain of a home breaking apart.
Lee Stringer, author of Grand Central Winter and Like Shaking Hands with God (with Kurt Vonnegut), writes in his memoir Sleepaway School about the longing for family, his own experiences growing up in the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls home for at-risk kids, and the challenges of growing up within an extremely non-traditional institutional home.
Together for the first time at WORD in Brooklyn, Martin and Stringer will read from their respective work and discuss its common source—childhoods that run off the rails, exposing kids to forces that can equally destroy and nourish a young, creative life—as well as the process, the struggle, and the redemptive power of autobiographically-charged writing.
July 8, 2009Originally posted on the WORD website, here's a brief interview with the author of Once You Go Back, Douglas A. Martin.