The Brooklyn Eagles present an evening with 2017 Brooklyn Public Library Fiction & Poetry Literary Prize winner Tommy Pico, in conversation with Joe Osmundson.
Moderated by writer Angel Nafis, both authors will discuss their latest books Junk and Inside/Out, which share themes of break-ups and Queer relationship dynamics.
Building on IRL and Nature Poem, Pico’s Junk is a book-length break-up poem that explores the experience of loss and erasure, both personal and cultural. Osmundson’s Inside/Out has been called “a haunting meditation on longing and making sense of lost love through the lens of a perpetual outsider” by Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of Bright Lines.
Angel Nafis is the author of BlackGirl Mansion (Red Beard Press/ New School Poetics, 2012). Her work has appeared in The BreakBeat Poets Anthology, The Rumpus, Poetry Magazine, Buzzfeed Reader and elsewhere.
Reception to follow. Registration for this event is required.
Presented by the Brooklyn Eagles