Courtesy Phoenix Books Rutland
Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.—RUTLAND— On Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet B. Amore and Greg Delanty, who will read from his new book, “Selected Delanty.”
“Selected Delanty” is a collection of poems and translations by Greg Delanty chosen and introduced by Archie Burnett. “A sense of vital, actual experience is in fact wonderfully sustained in Delanty’s verse in its notable linguistic energy, product of a distinctive fusion of a literary lexicon with contemporary demotic, Cork argot, Irish language phrases, place names, craft cant and North American slang [baseball lingo in one poem, “Tagging the Stealer”. The language of his verse functions indeed as the verbal equivalent of the printer’s hellbox, which the poet tells us “was a container in which worn or broken type was thrown to be melted down and recast into new type.” For in Delanty’s work a world in constant transition is realized in a vocabulary and variegated tonal register that displays language itself in the process of being re- made,” said Terence Brown.
This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.