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Poetry Town Hall: Dear Almost with Mathew Thorburn

Saturday, November 18, 2017

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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Mathew Thorburn’s Dear Almost is a book-length poem addressed to an unborn child lost in miscarriage. It details a would-be father’s wanderings through the figurative landscapes of memory and imagination as well as the literal landscapes of the Bronx, Shanghai, suburban New Jersey, and the Japanese island of Miyajima. As the speaker navigates his days, he attempts to show his unborn daughter “what life is like/here where you ought to be.”

About the Author

A three-time BRIO winner, Matthew Thorburn is the author of five previous collections of poems, including This Time Tomorrow and the chapbook A Green River in Spring. This program concludes with a Q&A facilitated by Bronx Writers Center Director, Charlie Vazquez.


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