August 7, 2010

BOOK LAUNCH for 'CARTOGRAPHIES OF SILENCE' BY ERIK VATNE - 8/14

The Bowery Poetry Club
Saturday, August 14th at 4pm
BOOK LAUNCH for 'CARTOGRAPHIES OF SILENCE' BY ERIK VATNE
 
You are cordially invited to attend the long awaited book release party for Erik Vatne's highly praised book-length poem CARTOGRAPHIES OF SILENCE, published by Barrytown/Station Hill Press.
 
There will be a reading accompanied by music by Clifford Thompson composed for this occasion. Touted as a minimalist epic, this work is constructed of minute sound bites of the poet's life.
 
The audience/reader is treated to an intimate encounter while the memories of a lifetime flash momentarily before the ear and eye. True to the title, it is the silences between the memories that construct a map of the experience.
 
Erik Vatne was born in New Jersey and holds degrees from Bard College and Trinity College Dublin. He recently completed a training program in psychotherapy and analysis at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. There will be a book signing immediately following the performance.