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An Evening with David Abel, Cathy Eisenhower & Chad Bennett Arts & Culture

  • Malvern Books
  • 613 W. 29th St.
  • Austin, TX 78705
  • May 23, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening with David Abel, Cathy Eisenhower, and Chad Bennett.

Poet and editor David Abel is the proprietor of Passages Bookshop in Portland, Oregon. Two new books were released late in 2017: Selected Durations, an artist’s book published by the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno, and XIV Eclipses, a series of performative poems/scores from Couch Press in Portland; two chapbooks are forthcoming: Sequitur Her, from press-press-pull in Portland, and Equifinality, from Crane’s Bill in Albuquerque. A founding member of the Spare Room reading series (now in its seventeenth year), he is also an occasional curator and educator, and a consultant with the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

Cathy Eisenhower lives and works as a psychotherapist in Austin and is the author of Language of the Dog-heads (Phylum 2001), clearing without reversal (Edge 2008), would with and (Roof 2009), distance decay (Ugly Duckling 2015), and animalitos (Primary Writing 2017). She has translated the selected poems of Argentine poet Diana Bellessi and co-curated the In Your Ear Reading Series in Washington, DC, for several years. Her work has appeared in The Recluse, Aufgabe, West Wind Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Fence.

Chad Bennett’s poems have appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, The Offing, and The Volta. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Word of Mouth: Gossip and American Poetry (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), a study of the relationship between modern American poetry and the queer art of gossip.

An Evening with David Abel, Cathy Eisenhower & Chad Bennett