The American author Fred Schmalz reads a selection of his new poems at Rotopol. His poems are examining the intimacies of relations: among people, between people and the objects they encounter, between people and works of art. In these poems, Close Quarters relates to both physical proximity and emotional attachment and the (de)ciphering of the mechanisms these relations base on. (The reading will be in English.)

Fred Schmalz is living in Kassel since 2007 and studies in the graduate program in North American Studies at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen. His first collection “Some Animals” is forthcoming in 2014 from Jackleg Press. He is founding editor of swerve magazine and his work has appeared in A Public Space, 1111, Zoland Poetry, LUNGFULL!, Spinning Jenny, Conduit, jubilat, Handsome, The Blue Letter, , We are so happy to know something and La Familia.

Poetry reading:
Saturday, August 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm
at Rotopol
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 95 in Kassel

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