AUG 12: Chuck Carlise & Jason Kirin

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Please join City Books as our fall event schedule begins on August 12 at 7:00 PM.

Chuck Carlise is the author of the brand new collection, In One Version of the Story (New Issues Press 2016), as well as the chapbooks, A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs (winner of the Concrete Wolf Poetry Series 2011) and Casual Insomniac (Bateau, winner of the Boom Chapbook Prize 2011). His poems and essays appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets in both 2012 and 2014. He is currently a Lecturer in writing, rhetoric, and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Joining Chuck that evening will be local writer Jason Kirin. Jason received his degree in literature from the University of Pittsburgh and studied Poetry as a Second Language under Dave Brinks at the New Orleans School for the Imagination. For close to 20 years, he has been working with poets in both Pittsburgh and New Orleans. His most recent project, The Adventures of Zero and The Girl, is a “children’s book for adults” that attempts to aggregate these two decades of study.