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Book Launch for John Keene’s Punks: New & Selected Poems (online event)

January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us online to celebrate the book launch of John Keene’s Punks: New & Selected Poems, featuring poetry readings by John Keene and Reggie Harris.

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Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau.

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Purchase John Keene’s Punks: New & Selected Poems (Song Cave, paperback, $20) from the Bureau’s online store!

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!

(Book cover includes a detail of a photograph by Alvin Baltrop: The Navy (three men), n.d. (1969-72)


John Keene author photo by Nina Subin copy

John Keene is a writer, translator, professor, and artist who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018. In 1989, Keene joined the Dark Room Writers Collective, and is a Graduate Fellow of the Cave Canem Writers Workshops. He is the author of Annotations, and Counternarratives, both published by New Directions, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer. Keene is the recipient of many awards and fellowships—including the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Whiting Foundation Prize, the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and the American Book Award. He teaches at Rutgers University-Newark.


Reginald Harris won the 2012 Cave Canem/Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, recipient of Individual Artist Awards for poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for 10 Tongues: Poems (2002), his work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and online. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner where he pretends to work on another manuscript.


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