Robert Glück | Communal Nude: Collected Essays
LA Release Reading, with Colm Tóibín, Feliz Lucia Molina, & Robert Dewhurst

Drinks at 7:30 p.m., reading at 8 p.m.

Please join Semiotext(e) for a night of New Narrative, poetry, and lyric prose as we celebrate the release of Communal Nude: Collected Essays by Robert Glück. Communal Nude collects for the first time Glück’s nonfiction—a revelatory body of poetics statements, local histories, critical essays, literary tributes, poet portraits, public talks, and more. Glück will read from Communal Nude, and will be joined by readings from novelist Colm Tóibiín and poets Feliz Lucia Molina and Robert Dewhurst. The night also marks the release of Molina’s chapbook, Crystal Marys, just published by Scary Topiary press. 

Robert Glück is a poet, fiction writer, editor, and New Narrative theorist and has served as director of San Francisco State’s Poetry Center, codirector of the Small Press Traffic Literary Center, and editor for Lapis Press and the literary journal Narrativity. He lives in San Francisco and is a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Communal Nude: Collected Essays was published by Semiotext(e) in the spring of 2016.

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, three of which have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University, a regular contributer to the New York Review of Books, and a contributing editor at the London Review of Books. His film script, Return to Montauk, is currently being directed by Volker Schlöndorff in Germany.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born and raised in San Fernando Valley, CA. Her books include Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press, 2013 & 2016), The Wes Letters (Outpost19, 2014), and Roulette (forthcoming from Make Now Books). Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary, 2016) has just been published.

Robert Dewhurst is a poet, teacher, editor, and poetry scholar. He is coeditor (with CAConrad and Joshua Beckman) of Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015). His publishing projects have included Satellite Telephone magazine (2007–2010) and Wild Orchids journal (2009–2011, with Sean Reynolds); currently, he publishes Scary Topiary press. He lives in LA, where he is poetry editor for Semiotext(e)’s Animal Shelter.