Wednesday, March 22, 2017
450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
Martha Rhodes will be reading from her new book The Thin Wall. Joining her are poets Owen Lewis and Maeve Kinkead.
“In books that are as demanding as they are beautiful, Martha Rhodes has been mapping the psychic terrain of family life and romantic life in contemporary America. The way we are betrayed by others, the way we betray ourselves, the way love is both harbor and harm, the way memory is both a form of elation and of wounding—Rhodes looks at our instances of extremity and somehow turns them into bittersweet lyric utterance. Spare and unsparing, The Thin Wall is Rhodes doing her most powerful work so far.”—Rick Barot
Martha Rhodes is the author of four previous poetry collections: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance, Mother Quiet, and The Beds. She teaches in the graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, as well as the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She directs the summer Conference on Poetry at the Frost Place and is the director of Four Way Books in New York City.
Owen Lewis, the recipient of the 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, is the author of Marriage Map (Dos Madres Press, 2017), Best Man (Winner of the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize, New England Poetry Club), Sometimes Full of Daylight, and March in San Miguel. He has received awards from The Mississippi Review, Connecticut River Review, Kent and Sussex Poetry Society (UK), London School of Jewish Studies (UK), Ver Poets (UK), and The Amherst Writers and Artists Press. He is a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia University where he teaches with the narrative medicine group.
Maeve Kinkead is an Emmy-award-winning actress. In 2008, she graduated from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers with a degree in Poetry. A Dangling House from Barrow Street Press is her first book.