A reading in our Mystery Theater featuring authors Amy Gerstler & Trinie Dalton.
Amy Gerstler is a writer of poetry, nonfiction and journalism. Penguin publishedher most recent book of poems, Dearest Creature, in 2009. Dearest Creature was a finalist for an LA Times Book Award and the Poets Prize, and was named of one the New York Times notable books for 2009. Her previous twelve books includeGhost Girl, Medicine, Crown of Weeds, which won a California Book Award, Nerve Storm, and Bitter Angel,which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, several volumes of Best American Poetry and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry. She was the guest editor of the yearly anthology Best American Poetry in 2010.
Trinie Dalton has authored, edited, and/or curated six books. Wide Eyed (Akashic) was a selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series and a finalist for The Believer book award. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s), co-edited with Lisa Wagner and Eli Horowitz, is an art book for which she transformed her archive of confiscated high school notes into a collaboration between fifty artists. Mythtym (Picturebox) is an art/fiction anthology based on mythological monsters and horror. Sweet Tomb (Madras Press) is a fairy tale novella. Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio) is her most recent story collection.