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Poet Carrie McGath Reads From Ohio Lonely 3/2

Mar ’13
2
7:00 pm

Ohio Lonely

In Carrie McGath’s new book, Ohio Lonely, a self-published chapbook of poems and accompanying photo-collge works. “This book is my version of a genealogy including photographs I have collaged to express my memories and impressions of family members I have met or never got to meet.”

Poet Alexander Long, author of Still Life, writes of Ohio Lonely:

“Don’t mistake Carrie McGath’s project in Ohio Lonely as nostalgic in a pejoratively clichéd way, a naïve and dishonest looking back where every lost family member is steeped in sugary sepia.  No.  McGath doesn’t just understand what nostalgia, literally, means: the ache for that which is ours.  Her nostalgia is marrow-deep.  “I look for the woman inside of me through photos…”, she writes in one poem.  Nothing more indelible than that manic stasis of the elegiac gaze.  Yes, indeed.  McGath’s poems fade not away.  Thank God.”

Saturday, March 2nd, 7pm – Free Event

Quimby’s in Time Out Chicago!

Two events we’re involved with are in this week’s Critics’ picks in Time Out Chicago! We’ll be selling Anders Nilson’s Big Questions anthology off-site at his release event at Lula Café on Tues, Aug 30th 7pm, and Carrie McGath reads from So Sorry to See You Go here at Quimby’s on Sat, Aug 27th, 7pm.

Thanks to Carrie McGath for pointing this out to us!