Brooklyn Writers Space/Sock Monkey Press Present Terence Degnan & Kate Hill Cantrill

Saturday October 20, 7pm Brooklyn Writers Space/Sock Monkey Press Present Terence Degnan and Kate Hill Cantrill Terence Degnan is author of The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist's Grave ($15.00) In his debut poetry collection, Degnan dissects religion, government, fatherhood, brotherhood and attempts at collecting and keeping loved ones. His words barrel forward with a lyrical slyness, referencing mythology and long ago worlds while winding together the disparate threads of contemporary American culture. With a rhythmic and powerful beauty, Degnan reminds us that we only imagine ourselves as free. “Degnan’s poems are simply propelled into the atmosphere urgent, heartfelt, both playful and dead serious. The contagious energy of the music hops off the page. It’s hard to keep up with the burning fuse of thee lines, but well worth the effort. His dazzling imagery will send your head spinning. He’s a true original whose voice needs to be heard.” Jim Daniels, author of All of the Above Terence Degnan is a poet and spoken word artist. His work is published in various literary magazines including The Other Herald, The Front Weekly and the OWS Poetry Anthology. His two spoken word albums, 2008′s BC & 2010’s Calling Shotgun were produced in Pittsburgh, PA, and Raleigh, NC, respectively. The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave is Degnan’s first published collection of poetry. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. Kate Hill Cantrill author of Walk Back from Monkey School($14.95 Sock Monkey Press) Kate Hill Cantrill's writing has appeared in literary publications including Story Quarterly, Salt Hill, The Believer, Blackbird, QuickFiction, Mississippi Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Swink, and others. She has been awarded fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Jentel Artists Residency, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the James A. Michener Fund. She has taught fiction writing at The University of the Arts, The University of Texas, and the Sackett Street Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn where she curates the Rabbit Tales Reading and Performance Series and is completing a novel. “Written in a style that is fluid and poetic, but controlled and precise, Kate Hill Cantrill delivers thirty-three stories that will quite simply knock you out. With compassion and intelligence, she captures the emotions, the brilliant missteps, the sometimes awful, but inevitable actions of the human heart in conflict with itself. Echoing words from one of Cantrill's stories, I will say of Walk Back from Monkey School: 'How perfect is this, how very needed at this time.'” - Kathy Fish, author of A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness “This debut collection is a constant surprise. There are tender, lyrical stories about longing and dogs and sick mothers and disoriented geese, and short pieces with jagged edges and daring rhythms about leaves and leaving, about father who swim laps in the ocean, and everywhere, all day, children who notice.” - Pia Z. Ehrhardt, author of Famous Fathers and Other Stories   Share
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