Friday, April 27, 2007

Bart Edelman - Sunday, April 29, 2 pm

Award winning poet and Glendale College professor Bart Edelman reads from his newest collection of poems, The Last Mojito.

"Weaving passionate portraits into a cohesive enthralling collection these poems represent an astonishing range of vision and connect to the tradition of American literature." -- Ryan Van Cleave, editor, The Longman Anthology of Poetry

"Bart Edelman is one of my favorite poets--spare and smart, lyrical but never sentimental about the mechanics of love. In this new collection, The Last Mojito, he invokes figures both public and private to get at the long drawn out sorrow of our silent hearts. Edelman is an elegist, writing laments for our daily losses and capitulations, yet seeing hope where, by all rights, it should not exist. In the process, he continually exposes the difficult dynamics of what it means to be human." -- David L. Ulin, Book Editor, Los Angeles Times

Bart Edelman is a professor of English at Glendale College where he edits Eclipse, a literary journal. He is the author of five volumes of poetry and his poems have appeared in many anthologies. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, and has been published in newspapers and literary journals. Edelman frequently appears at many Los Angeles-area poetry venues and at conferences across the country.

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