Poetry Reading with Aby Kaupang and Octavio Quintanilla

Aby Kaupang is the author of NOS, disorder not otherwise specified (w. Matthew Cooperman, Futurepoem, 2018), Disorder 299.00 ,  Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me, Absence is Such a Transparent House, and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable. She holds master’s degrees in both Creative Writing and Occupational Therapy and lives in Fort Collins where she served as the Poet Laureate from 2015-2017.

About  NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified):

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Disability Studies. Parenting. Autism. Collaboration. Docu-poetics. "We think we know how our lives should be; we know how words fit together in a sentence. We use tests and benchmarks, charts and graphs, rules and spell-checks, to affirm these truths. Maya--the little girl at the center of this book--confounds such ways of knowing. Innominate, she inspires this book's form and sound, similarly unclassifiable. In NOS, Kaupang and Cooperman fight for a new grammar beyond the limits of standardized lines, to 'let loose the radiant / circle of her sentence.' It's a grammar we all need."--Jena Osman

 


Event date: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
Nos (Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified) By Aby Kaupang, Matthew Cooperman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780996002578
Availability: Special Order
Published: Futurepoem - October 1st, 2018

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Disability Studies. Parenting. Autism. Collaboration. Docu-poetics. We think we know how our lives should be; we know how words fit together in a sentence. We use tests and benchmarks, charts and graphs, rules and spell-checks, to affirm these truths. Maya--the little girl at the center of this book--confounds such ways of knowing.


If I Go Missing By Octavio Quintanilla Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780941720359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Slough Press - April 10th, 2014

An astonishing debut, If I Go Missing is timely, fearless, and necessary. In these poems, Octavio Quintanilla measures displacement with language and grapples with the longing to begin anew, to return to what was left unsaid, undone. Redemption is not always possible in the geography of these poems, but there is always a sense of hope.


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