Subway: 6 to 96th Street
Sapphire and Sherman Alexie
Mon, Nov 21, 2011, 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
$10 for those 35 and under.
Take part in an evening of poetry and prose with two outstanding writers. Sapphire’s new novel, The Kid, is a sequel to Push, which was adapted into the film Precious in 2009 . (Read the NYC ARTS interview with Sapphire on MetroFocus.) Sapphire’s “characteristic intensity mixes with classical as well as experimental forms, excavating dreams, memory and history,” wrote Brenda Shaughnessy. “Expressing the difficult locus where revelation meets revolution is her signature fusion, a fierce combination of confessional and metamorphoses.”
Sherman Alexie’s recent collection of stories and poems, War Dances, won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2010 . “Few other contemporary writers seem willing to deal with issues of race, class and sexuality as explicitly as Alexie,” wrote Anthony Swofford. “He never tells the reader how to think; rather, he shows how others think and behave in both flawed and beautiful ways.” Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian, is the author of 22 books, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, War Dances, winner of the 2010 PEN Faulkner Award, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, a PEN Hemingway Special Citation winner.