KGB: Book Launch Celebration

May 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Karen Hildebrand, Crossing Pleasure Avenue
with special guests Joanna Fuhrman and Kat Georges

About the book:

“We take our pleasure as we can,” Karen Hildebrand writes in the title poem to Crossing Pleasure Avenue, in a voice filled with desire tempered by loss. And there is much pleasure in this book of terse lyrics that engages the reader with humor, brio, and bite.” —Sharon Dolin

“Crossing Pleasure Avenue, reminds us of the strangeness of the everyday and the pleasure in those ripe moments when the past and the present buckle and overlap.” —Joanna Fuhrman

About the readers:

A third generation Colorado native, Karen Hildebrand, picked up at midlife and started over in San Francisco, then New York City. Crossing Pleasure Avenue (Indolent Press 2018) is her first collection of poetry. Her work has appeared in many journals and has been adapted for a play, “The Old In and Out” (NYC 2013). She is chief content officer for Dance Magazine.

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press 2015) and Pageant (Alice James Books 2009). She teaches and coordinates the introduction to creative writing classes at Rutgers University. 

Poet and playwright, Kat Georges latest book is Three Somebodies, Plays About Notorious Dissidents (TRP 2018). Previous books are Our Lady of the Hunger, Punk Rock Journal and Slow Dance at 120 Beats Per Minute. She is cofounder and codirector of Three Rooms Press.