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Terence Degnan & Denver Butson: New Works

May 4, 2023 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20.00

The poems in Terence Degnan’s new collection, I Can Wonder Anything (Finishing Line Press, 2023), have been described by Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate Tina Cane as “such a fine balance between grit and grace, it kind of hurts. It’s the good kind of hurt you should run out and read.”

Degan is the author of two previous books of poetry, Still Something Rattles and The Small Plot beside the Ventriloquists’ Grave, both from Sock Monkey Press. His work has appeared widely in anthologies and literary journals, and his spoken word album, BC, was adapted for the stage in New York City. A Rochester native, he lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, NY.


Denver Butson’s fifth collection, The Scarecrow Alibis, winner of the 2022 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize from Cloudbank Books, has been called “contemplative and often wickedly funny (Doug Ramspeck)” and “like a love letter to the blundering, persistently tender self (Zoë Ryder White).”

Butson frequently works with musicians and visual artists, has published his own visual work with found photos, and has done voice-overs for award-winning short films. A Brooklyn-based writer, his poems have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Yale Review, The Ontario Review, ZYZZYVA, Tin House, Nuovi Argomenti, and Field; in anthologies; on National Public Radio; and in The Library of Congress’s Poetry 180 Program, for which Billy Collins wrote: “Here is a poet who is wild, frenzied, and refreshingly mad.”




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I Can Wonder Anything

The Scarecrow Alibis




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May 4, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $20.00


Writers & Books
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Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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