The Author's Forum
The Cineaste by A. Van Jordan
- Date & Time
- October 30, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
- Location Information
- Event Type
Associate Professor of English A. Van Jordan reads a short excerpt from his new collection of poetry, The Cineaste, followed by conversation with Professor of English Peter Ho Davies, and ending with audience Q & A. Book sale and signing courtesy of Literati Bookstore.
A. Van Jordan, an acclaimed American poet and the author of three previous volumes, “demonstrates poetry’s power to be at once intimate and wide-ranging” (Robert Pinsky, Washington Post Book World). In this penetrating new work he takes us with him to the movies, where history reverberates and characters are larger than life. The Cineaste is an entrancing montage of poems, wherein film serves as the setting for contemplative trances, memoir, and pure fantasy.
The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, & Ann Arbor Book Festival.