Posted by Fort Gondo on February 14, 2014 | Comments Off on TONIGHT: Chapbook Release Party for Poet Matthew Freeman
TONIGHT at 7 PM at fort gondo:
Join us for the release of Matthew Freeman‘s new chapbook,
“CHTHONIC MRI AND OTHER POEMS,” (Walrus Publishing, 2014)
Freeman will give a reading alongside poets Jennifer Goldring and Marisol Ramirez. Also, Cassandra Howard will give a musical performance.
Chapbooks will be available for $5.
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About the author:
Matthew Freeman discovered he was a poet in high school, at the outset of a tumultuous time that would eventually see him hospitalized and diagnosed with schizophrenia. After he began his recovery, he went on to graduate from Saint Louis University, where he was twice awarded The Montesi Prize for his poems. He is the author of four poetry collections, including “The Boulevard of Broken Discourse” (Coffee Town Press, 2011) and “Darkness Never Far” (Coffee Town Press, 2010); and has served as the literary editor of the annual VSA Missouri anthology (2011) as well as “Flood Stage: An Anthology of St. Louis Poets” (Walrus Publishing, 2013). He is Poet-in-Residence at Adapt, Missouri and is currently pursuing his MFA at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
About the accompanying poets:
Jennifer Goldring holds a BA in Economics from Arizona State University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a freelance photographer and a member of the St. Louis Poetry Center board.
Marisol Ramirez holds a BA in English from the University of Arizona. She is currently in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is the University’s 2014 Poet Laureate.
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