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Rick Bursky: Let’s Become a Ghost Story

December 8, 2020 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm


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Rick Bursky will be in conversation with BOA Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners.

Rick Bursky’s latest poetry collection reaches into the peculiarities of human relationships with emotional accuracy, charm, and a touch of surrealism. In poems that channel memories of brief encounters and long-lost loves through imagination and half-recalled dreams, Let’s Become a Ghost Story turns nostalgia inside-out to reveal the innate humor of our most intimate connections. 

“Rick Bursky’s Let’s Become a Ghost Story is a surrealist’s wet dream, full of crashing chandeliers, stopped clocks, and bodies turned to smoke and ash. Bursky uses these moments of magic to navigate the riskiest corners of the human heart: love, death, grief, and losses that repeat themselves like a spell. As Bursky says, ‘Everything I know about magic / I learned staring at a firing squad.’ In these poems we see that sometimes sorcery is what it takes to face our demons, especially on the unrelenting page.” —Keetje Kuipers, author of All Its Charms

Rick Bursky is the author of I’m No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance (BOA, 2015), Death Obscura (Sarabande, 2010), and The Soup of Something Missing (Bear Star Press, 2004). Originally from New York City, he now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in advertising and teaches poetry in the UCLA Extension Writers Program




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December 8, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
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