Saturday, November 22, 2008

The 11th Street Bar to host book-release party for Simon Pettet's Hearth - New & Selected Poems

11th  Street BAR
 December 5, 6:00pm
New York, NY    212-982-3929

Simon Pettet is an internationally renowned English-born poet and long-time Lower East Side resident. His most recent book of poems is the much-acclaimed More Winnowed Fragments (Talisman House Press). HearthNew and Selected Poems is due to be released this December by the same publisher. He is also the author of two classic collaborations with photographer-filmmaker, Rudy Burckhardt, Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures, and edited the Art Writings of the Pulitzer-prize-winning New York School poet James Schuyler. “Like Beethoven’sBagatelles”, John Ashbery has written, “Simon Pettet’s short poems have a great deal to say, and their seeming modest dimensions help rather than hinder his saying it.”

 Photo of Simon by Jon Bidwell

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