Watermark Books & Café will host local author Albert Goldbarth for an author talk and signing of The Now: Poems on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
The Now describes the unique, and sometimes baffling, moment in which we live, a time defined by an immediate future of online wonderments, fake news, multiple personalities, data economy, gene modification, and the rest of the exciting-and-yet-ominous “technology culture,” even as it’s a time when the urge to memorialize the past—to sing elegiacally—seems more important than ever.
Between poems that consider the disappearance of language in an age of digital/binary communication, and poems that mourn the disappearance of fellow poets and artists, this collection attempts to stand on a nano-second that looks both backward and forward in time: the ever-shifting “now.”
When: November 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Watermark Books
For More Information: https://www.watermarkbooks.com/event/albert-goldbarth-3