Anastacia-Renée & Friends @ Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle [25 July]

Anastacia-Renée & Friends


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25
July
19:00 - 21:00

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Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
Tonight Seattle poet, performance artist, and visual artist Anastacia-Reneé celebrates the publication of Forget It (Black Radish Books), one of three poetry collections due out this year.

“Anastacia-Renée’s somber, shrewd and sensually detailed romp through a field of landmines definitively shatters both the predictability of genre and the limits of lyric...Forget It (which is all but impossible to forget) isn’t simply poetry. What it is is simply inevitable.” —Patricia Smith

She’ll also read from (v.), the newest title from Seattle’s own Gramma Poetry. Better than we can say it, two of the finest poets at work today on what she has writ: “The poems of Anastacia-Reneé synthesize voice and body; prayer and meditation; politics and play; love and sexuality. Even poetic form is synthesized with monologues, glossaries, prose, and fragments. The lyrical, conceptual and formal experiments of (v.) are daring and breathtaking. This is a wonderful collection.” — Terrance Hayes

“Anastacia-Reneé's (v.) broils the alphabet with accents of Zora and bobby pins and tangled braids; she is busy here melding a blackgirl womansong with a backbeat of black jesus and barbie heads; she is weaving a ghosted blues of cop cars and sparrow eyes; she is translating a language of pain to a semaphore of power. Open these pages and un-fly yourself/ upward to the moonlight/ christen your feet/ within a wrecked nest… and witness a unique voice that has come into its own.” — Tyehimba Jess

Anastacia-Reneé’s other forthcoming collection is Answer (Me) (Winged City/Argus Press) — and she is writer-in-residence at Hugo House. Reading with Anastacia-Reneé tonight are Jane Wong, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and others. This will be an all star evening!
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