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Peter Conners: Beyond the Edge of Suffering: Prose Poems

April 14, 2022 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Peter Conners’ unique blend of prose poetry, flash fiction, and other spare poetic forms pays witness to the heart-wrenching, absurd, life-changing nature of surviving a global pandemic during one of the most politically and culturally divisive times in American history. 

“These poems capture a litany of almost microscopic moments, resolute in how they are illustrative of our stunningly particular days. I love this book and I want you to read it if you care about looking closely at who we are by looking at who we have been.” —Bruce Weigl


Beyond the Edge of Suffering (2022)

Peter Conners is the author of 10 books of poetry, nonfiction and fiction, including the prose poetry collections Of Whiskey and Winter and The Crows Were Laughing in Their Trees. He also edited the ground-breaking prose poetry/flash fiction anthology PP/FF: An Anthology and was founding editor of Double Room: A Journal of Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction. His nonfiction books, including Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead; JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene; and White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg, document music and countercultural communities. He lives in Rochester, NY where he works as Publisher and Executive Director of the award-winning independent publishing house BOA Editions. www.peterconners.com


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April 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $20.00


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