Please join City Books on Oct. 20 at 7:00 PM when we welcome poets Joan E. Bauer and Justin Vicari.
Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). With Judith Robinson and Sankar Roy, she co-edited the award-winning international anthology, Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts and Rupa & Co, 2005). In 2007, she won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International. Since 2001, more than 200 of her poems have been published in journals, periodicals and anthologies in the USA and abroad. She divides her time between Venice, CA and Pittsburgh, PA, where she co-hosts and curates the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series.
Justin Vicari has won awards from Third Coast, New Millennium Writings, and Plan B Press. His first collection of poems, The Professional Weepers (Pavement Saw, 2011), received the Transcontinental Award. He has also authored several books of literary, film and philosophical theory, including Male Bisexuality in Current Cinema: Images of Growth, Rebellion and Survival (McFarland, 2001), Nicholas Winding Refn and the Violence of Art (McFarland, 2014), and Japanese Film and the Floating Mind: Cinematic Contemplations of Being (McFarland, 2016) He is also a translator of Paul Eluard, Jean Sénac, J.-K. Huysmans, Francoise Emmanuel and Octava Mirbeau. His second full-length book of poetry, In Search of Lost Joy, was published by Main Street Rag in 2018.