Ten Walks/Two Talks combines a series of sixty-minute, sixty-sentence walks around Manhattan with a pair of roving dialogues—one of which takes place during a late-night “philosophical” ramble through Central Park. Mapping 21st-centure New York, Cotner and Fitch update the meandering and meditative form of Basho’s travel diaries to construct a descriptive/dialogic fugue.
“Barbed with genius.” -Wayne Koestenbaum
“Poetry in motion.” -Lynne Tillman
“Magic… A new way of moving through our worlds.” -The Boston Phoenix
[Five-Star Review] “Fantastic… A deceptively simple book, Ten Walks/Two Talks demands little but offers much. Cotner and Fitch invite us to experience our city with fresh pleasure and renewed awe.” -Time Out New York
“I hate exercise, and I hate conversation, but I love Ten Walks/Two Talks.” -HTMLGIANT
“This is a gift, a beautiful book, and nothing in it is forgettable.” -Bookslut
Also joining the bill are Chicago authors Joel Craig, who will read from his book Shine Tomorrow (Lost Horse), and Jessica Savits, who will read from her book Hunting is Painting (&Now Books).