John Freeman discusses and signs "Maps"

Brentwood

John Freeman at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes John Freeman to the store to discuss and sign his debut collection of poetry Maps on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. 

John Freeman's first poetry collection charts the impact of place on human experience. In Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Rome, and the foothills of a childhood hometown, Freeman navigates legacies of ruin and construction, illness and memory. Warm, mournful, and distinctly urban, Maps offers a compassionate perspective from the experience of one American embroiled in empire.

John Freeman is an American writer and literary critic. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Freeman is the editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual, and author of two books of nonfiction, The Tyranny of E-mail and How to Read a Novelist. He has also edited two anthologies of writing on inequality, Tales of Two Cities and Tales of Two Americas. The former editor of Granta, he lives in New York, where he teaches at The New School and is writer-in-residence at New York University. The executive editor at LitHub, he has published poems in Zyzzyva, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Nation. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Photo Credit-Deborah Treisman

Event date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Maps Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - click to see which location!
Published: Copper Canyon Press - October 17th, 2017