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Sascha Feinstein: Williamsport: 11/21

Friday, November 21, 5-8 PM: Sascha Feinstein

Sascha Feinstein will be signing copies of his most recent book, Black Pearls: Improvisations on a Lost Year at Otto's Bookstore, 107 W Fourth Street in Williamsport.

"Sascha Feinstein’s passion for the creative arts and his memories of the heartbreaking loss of his mother entwined to become the book Black Pearls. In the spirit of jazz improvisation these essays are governed by theme and variation more than by strict chronology, each essay repositioning riffs and choruses of personal experience within the wider cultural landscapes of literature, painting, and music. The project began as an exploration into the archeological nature of memory, but it matured into a far more complex evocation of personal identity."

[from the publisher's website; more information may be found here.]

Sascha Feinstein is a poet, essayist, and editor. It was during his college years that he discovered the crossovers between jazz and poetry, and a life’s love was forged. In addition to works of poetry—his collection Misterioso won the Hayden Carruth Award—Feinstein is the author of Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present and Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature. He is also the coeditor, with Yusef Komunyakaa, of The Jazz Poetry Anthology and its companion volume, The Second Set. He teaches in the MFA Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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