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Book Launch with Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang
September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Book Launch! Come join Fort Collins poets Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman, and their new 2023 books:
Saturday, September 2, 2023, 6-8, on the patio at Wolverine Farm
About Aby Kaupang’s & there’s you still thrill hour of the world to love, Gillian Conoley says,
A beautiful meditation, a collage of dual art, a distinctive music of “miracle and practice,” & there’s you still thrill hour of the world to love is a book singing its resistance songs and love
notes while looking back at itself as it coaxes us back to ourselves. Reading it evokes sensation, and many of them. “And” the book says, and “&” This book invites and invites. What an imaginative feat.
And from the editor,
Line by line we are drawn in to performing alongside the poet. In language simultaneously saucy, mesmeric, sensuous and aching, Kaupang’s poems address a vast array of subjects such as ecology, suicide, relationships, disability, and art. They pulse with gallows humor and
tender caresses. They wonder if communion and transubstantiation is not waiting for us above, but is now and earthly and is quite likely lived in the ampersand of relentless World
entanglement. Yes yes. In Kaupang’s work, settle in and get used to being joyously uncomfortable.
More at: https://www.abykaupang.com
About Matthew Cooperman’s Wonder About The, David Anthony Martin says,
Wonder About The represents Colorado stitched by threads of the
water cycle, specifically the Cache la Poudre River, explored with both intimacy and depth. Cooperman’s wordcraft serves to facilitate connections, and his words work their way through all—as the water does, and as the host of chemicals we’ve injected into it do. Voiced here is the asemic language of water
with its aeonian syntax following ancient canals. Wonder About
The is, perhaps, rhetoric in its best definition, in its best light; forthright—but not polemically, not contentious, but pressing light against contention—to undermine, to cleanse. These words are a plow which the rain follows.