Brett Fletcher Lauer & Stefania Heim
Friday, May 16 | 7:00 PM A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Join us to celebrate poets Brett Fletcher Lauer and Stefania Heim and raise a glass to their debut books, A Hotel in Belgium and A Table That Goes On for Miles.
Matthew Zapruder on A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books): "...These poems are serious, funny, confident, weird, sensitive, and generous. They achieve something close to Frank O'Hara's dream of 'true abstraction,' a deeply personal and human tone that does not resort to the limiting confines of the specifics of autobiography. This book points forward to a new exciting direction in American poetry, and I am so glad we can finally take it with us into the future."
Wayne Koestenbaum on A Table That Goes on For Miles (Switchback Books): "Reading these phenomenal and profoundly philosophical poems, I think of still lives by Giorgio Morandi—careful, enigmatic arrangements of the ordinary. Heim's acoustic elegance places her in the front ranks of those who pursue the plainspoken sublime."
Brett Fletcher Lauer
is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space. He is the author of the memoir Fake Missed Connections: Divorce, Online Dating, and Other Failures and the poetry collection A Hotel In Belgium, which was named a Top 40 Book of 2014 by Coldfront Magazine. In addition to co-editing several anthologies, including Please Excuse this Poem: 100 News Poets for the Next Generation and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets, he is the poetry co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival and lives in Brooklyn.