Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Stockton University, Noyes Arts Garage
2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
The South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Peter Mishler as the featured poet to World Above Free Poetry Night
Peter Mishler is the author of Fludde, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books. His poems have appeared in The Winter Anthology, Oversound, Prodigal, diode, Prelude, Conjunctions, and elsewhere.The title poem from this collection was anthologized in the Best New Poets. As an editor, he presently curates a contemporary poetry feature for Literary Hub.
PRAISE FOR FLUDDE:
"Mishler’s deft grasp of image as well as his unique voice keep these poems immediate and engaging."
"[A] debut expansive in subject and skilled in practice."
“The poems in Fludde make the uncanny uncanny again, no small feat in an era in which reality surpasses the imagination at every turn. It’s when we’re closer to being persuaded into thinking that the role of invention is to come up with tools to best convey real life’s inconceivable scenarios that we most need our imaginings. Mishler’s roam defiantly free, as in the realm of the oneiric and children’s fabulations. This book is incredible.”
—Mónica de la Torre
“In this uncompromising collection, it is understood that shades of the prison house begin to close upon the growing self, and that the sound of the chimneysweeper’s broom is “-weep -weep.” There’s a powerful moral imagination at work in Fludde, and its poems are darkly and passionately self-knowing about the consequences of how the childhood self is, as it grows, incorporated into the world around it. Read ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy,’ ‘Workhorse,’ and ‘Blind Minotaur Led by a Child.’ Read all of the poems in this wonderful book. It’s a joy to experience Mishler’s individual skill, his inventiveness, his beautiful knowing versification.”
—David Ferry, author of Bewilderment, winner of the National Book Award for poetry
“Full of the feral joy of invention and profoundly animated, Fludde makes us feel, as only poetry can, that we’ve found a companion for our dream life. I’d say this is good news.”
—Dean Young, from the introduction to Fludde