Josh Booton – The Union of Geometry and Ash
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This month we feature Josh Booton’s debut poetry collection, The Union of Geometry and Ash, from Bear Star Press. “In the midst of his discourses on love and yearning, terror and the suffering of the flesh—especially in the masterful crown of sonnets of the title poem—Booton displays an originality that is mature and wise. This is a splendid debut.”—David Biespiel
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers controversial and entertaining book stories in the news
Act 2: Co-host authors Amanda McConnon and Kristin Maffei discuss Josh’s debut
Act 3: Kristin talks with Josh about how language is put together and how it breaks down and other poetic things
“I always feel like I’m trying to write poems for dead poets that I really like.”
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Josh Booton is the recipient of the 2013 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, and two grants from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. His poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poetry Northwest, Raleigh Review, Iron Horse and elsewhere.
ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Amanda McConnon is a Late Night Library contributor and the former host of Late Night New York. She is pursuing an MFA at New York University. Her poetry has appeared in Columbia, BOXCAR Poetry Review, and others.
Kristin Maffei holds an MFA from New York University, where she was a Goldwater Fellow in poetry and co-curator of the NYU Emerging Writers Series at KGB Bar. She is also co-founder of the collaborative literary ‘zine Call & Response. Kristin’s poetry has been featured in Works & Days, Mount Hope Journal, American Athenaeum, and Underwater New York.