Jeffrey Levine - At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered & Nomi Stone - Kill Class — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The founder, artistic director, and publisher of Tupelo Press, Levine is an award-winning poet whose honors include the Larry Levis Prize from the Missouri Review, the James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, and others. Following Mortal, Everlasting and Rumor of Cortez, his third collection of poetry is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the mysteries hidden within and available from language. Opening with a quote from Sherwin Bitsui: “The place between languages is something else,” Levine probes the languages of the body and of art—especially music and painting—to articulate the physical experience of image and melody.

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Winner of a Pushcart Prize and featured in Best American Poetry, Stone follows her first book of poems, Stranger’s Notebook, with Kill Class, a collection drawn from two years of research at Pineland, North Carolina, one of the U.S. military’s mock Middle Eastern villages populated by Middle Eastern actors, where soldiers role-play in preparation for deployment overseas. Approaching her subject as both a poet and an anthropologist, Stone interweaves language from the official scripts with soldiers’ off-duty conversations, exploring the shifting boundaries between reality and fiction, self and other, and good and evil. Her haunting meditation on the morality of war includes her own role as an observer, and she questions how “to critique military discourses without falling into complicity with them.”

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
The Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781912561384
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Published: Salmon Publishing Ltd. - May 28th, 2019

Kill Class Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946482198
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Published: Tupelo Press - February 2019

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