Posts Tagged: Cynthia Cruz

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Diana Whitney reviews Cynthia Cruz’s poetry collection, Wunderkammer, meaning “cabinet of curiosities.” This is a book of “delicious… detail.” Cruz’s poems, Whitney declares, “have a wry sense of humor that tempers the traumas they reveal.” The poet, who was born in Germany, transports readers from Berlin to upstate New York, from death to madness to redemption.

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Notable NYC: 11/1–11/7

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Saturday 11/1: Adam Fitzgerald, Dara Wier, Sarah Rose Nordgren, and Bridget Talone read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Cugini, Iris Cushing, Dorothea Lasky, and Sam Wilder join the Banquet Reading Series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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In the latest “The Last Book I Loved,” S. Hope Mills tackles the thriller-esque 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House. Shirley Jackson’s talents are strong enough to spook even the avowedly un-spookable—that woman, Mills admits, “knew what it meant to be haunted.”

And Heather Partington reviews Maude Casey’s novel inspired by the true story of a 19th century man “afflicted by ‘traveling fuge,’ or dromomania.” The Man Who Walked Away is a careful analysis of the connection between language and memory, filtered through the lens of a truly unique doctor-patient relationship.

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