20 Sep You are invited to the book launch of: Based on Actual Events – poems by Robert Moore
Wednesday, October 12th 2016 (7pm)
122 Prince William Saint John NB
Everyone welcome. Refreshments Served.
Taking its inspiration from Melville’s famous line “If man will strike, strike through the mask!”, Based on Actual Events punches through the surface of visible things, grabbing wild at the driCing actual. Calling himself a “a realist in fabulist clothing,” Robert Moore gives us a book- length sequence of sleek, fiercely comic, colloquial poems whose aphoris,c storytelling is pegged to a nostalgia for sublimity. His project is to find new frames of reference for our estrangement from the world. With each burst of inven,on and stylis,c high-spiritedness (“So we reverse engineered the awesome and all we got / was this lousy poesy”), Based on Actual Events adds up to be Moore’s best book yet.
Robert Moore’s previous books are So Rarely in Our Skins (2002), Museum Absconditum (2006] Figuring Ground (2009) and The Golden book of Bovinities (2012). He has been a finalist for the Atlanic Poetry Prize, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the ReLit Award. He lives in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Other Canadian dates:
October 5th , 2016 – Signal Poetry Fall Launch (Monarch Tavern, Toronto)
Hosted by Carmine Starnino
October 7th, 2016 – Signal Poetry Fall Launch (Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal) Hosted by Carmine Starnino
For more info: www.vehiculepress.com