CANCELLED - William Fuller - "Daybreak" - John Wilkinson

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
William Fuller

**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**

William Fuller discusses Daybreak. He will be in conversation with John Wilkinson. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

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About the book: The title poem in William Fuller's Daybreak begins with something abstract. 'At daybreak one saw receptacles from the day before and in those receptacles lay strings of associations.' From such associations 'eyes emanating soft red light' emerge. Practical considerations follow—including the tax consequences of such associations—without weighing down the free flight of metaphor as a vehicle for 'transparent uninterrupted thought.' Definite pronouns without antecedents take on a physical presence too, as real as the history of ideas. Each poem in this collection builds a memory palace for how to forget.

About the author: William Fuller grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and received his PhD from the University of Virginia in 1983. His most recent books of poetry include Daybreak (Flood Editions, 2020), Playtime (Flood Editions, 2015), Quorum (Seagull Books, 2013), Hallucination (Flood Editions, 2011), Watchword (Flood Editions, 2006), Sadly (Flood Editions, 2003), The Sugar Borders (O Books, 1993), and BYT (O Books, 1989). He is Principal Advisor to the trust department at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago.

About the interlocutor: John Wilkinson is a Professor in the Department of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are the poetry collection My Reef My Manifest Array (Carcanet) and the critical work Lyric in Its Times (Bloomsbury). A brief book of his essays, The Following, is forthcoming from The Last Books in 2020.’

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago , IL 60637