[Local events] Sat. 4/16, Bruce Boone at Passages Bookshop
david at thetextgarage.com
Wed Apr 6 17:53:11 PDT 2016
reading & in conversation
*Saturday, April 16*
*Passages Bookshop* <http://www.passagesbookshop.com>
1223 NE ML King Blvd.
*Bruce Boone* co-founded the New Narrative
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Narrative> writing movement in San
Francisco in the late 1970s, with fellow writer and friend Robert Gluck.
He thinks his essays and long articles can compare favorably with his
narratives though; one reason is that though narrative and sex and
politics used to fascinate him (think /Century of Clouds/), nowadays
it's only Aliens and gnostics and pervy twistedness that draw his
attention. But he's started writing long poems too, and that has a
bearing. His poem "Kurt Cobain" is currently about a hundred pages long;
"Jamie" comes in at just a little under three hundred . . . Should he
use up the rest of his life editing these? Or should he just tweak a few
segments here and there instead? That's on his mind.
Bruce grew up in Portland and liked the unsophisticated un-yuppified
un-techified Portland better than than today's paradise of greed and
good food. Should we see this bitterness of his as deep spirituality? Or
will transient playfulness be superseded by oncoming Dark? Audience: you
be the judge!
*Bruce Boone*'s books include */My Walk with Bob/* and */Century of
Clouds/*, both recently reprinted (and available at Passages), /*The
Truth About Ted*/, and /*La Fontaine*/ (with Robert Gluck); he has also
translated books by George Bataille, Pascal Quignard, and Jean-Francois
Lyotard. Rob Halpern is currently editing a selection of his essays.
*Upcoming events at Passages Bookshop*
April 27 Kaia Sand & Allison Cobb
April 30 Launch for /Banqueted/ issue 2
May 3 Stefan Hyner/Franco Beltrametti reading/launch/opening
May 15 Whit Griffin, Shannon Tharp, & Timmy Straw
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