5/11/09

May 23: Pettet & Sherlock

The season finale of Chapter & Verse will be part of a poetry double-header which begins at 5pm at Fergie's Pub with Brenda Iijima and Yedda Morrison, hosted by New Philadelphia Poets. Then we'll go a few blocks down to the Chapterhouse to hear Frank Sherlock and Simon Pettet.

Frank Sherlock is a native Philadelphian, author of Over Here and Ready-To-Eat Individual, a collaboration written with Brett Evans about New Orleans in the Year 1 A.K. (After Katrina). You can listen to his work at PennSound.

Simon Pettet is a poet from New York. HEARTH, a book that collects three decades' worth of poetry, came out this year from Talisman House. An essay about HEARTH can be read here. You can listen to an interview with Pettet here and read an interview in Brooklyn Rail here. Pettet is also the author of several collaborative volumes (including Talking Pictures, and Conversations About Everything, with Rudy Burckhardt), and is currently co-editing, with James Meetze, Other Flowers: The UnCollected Poems of James Schuyler.