Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sapphire and Alexie scheduled for 92Y

Authors Sapphire and Sherman Alexie will share an evening of prose and poetry readings at 92Y.

Monday, November 21, 8pm
Sapphire’s new novel, The Kid, is a sequel to Push, which was adapted into the film Precious in 2009. Her “characteristic intensity mixes with classical as well as experimental forms, excavating dreams, memory and history,” wrote Brenda Shaughnessy. “Expressing the difficult locus where revelation meets revolution is her signature fusion, a fierce combination of confessional and metamorphoses.”

Sherman Alexie’s recent collection of stories and poems, War Dances, won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2010. “Few other contemporary writers seem willing to deal with issues of race, class and sexuality as explicitly as Alexie,” wrote Anthony Swofford. “He never tells the reader how to think; rather, he shows how others think and behave in both flawed and beautiful ways.”
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Kaufman Concert Hall
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan
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