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May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Campbell McGrath
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair presents…
AN EVENING WITH CAMPBELL McGRATH
Saturday, May 20th, 8 PM
Books & Books, Coral Gables
Don’t miss the chance to hear from acclaimed poet, Campbell McGrath as he discusses his latest book at Books & Books. Join us for an insightful and profound event where McCrath will share Fever of Unknown Origin Poems (Knopf, $20)
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
Fever of Unknown Origin opens at a remote crossroads, where the speaker considers the intersection of history, beauty, and destruction: “the past / is paper / and the present, a match . . .” What follows is an urgent tour of landscapes—environmental, political, and personal—that reframes our perception of modern America and leads the reader into “An empire of rags and photons” where we must look to the past to clarify our futures.
With sublime wit and a Whitmanian eye, McGrath delivers a stunning collection of warnings, love letters, and praise songs for all that manages to weather the perennial pressures of time: frog ponds, stadium rubble, and the endless cycle of seasons, which usher us deeper into an era we cannot yet know.
About the Author:
CAMPBELL McGRATH is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems, and XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century, a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. His writing has been recognized with a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He lives with his wife in Miami Beach, and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University.