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Thursday, September 28th – 7:30pm
A reading of poetry and prose
Martin Nakell, Rebecca Goodman & Evan Burkin

Thursday, September 28th, Martin Nakell travels up from SoCal with Rebecca Goodman, where both teach creative writing at Chapman University’s Wilkinson College, to present prose and poetry at 7:30pm in the company of their friend Evan Burkin, himself a writer and an MFA student of creative writing at San Francisco State.

Author of the manifesto “The Way of Chaos: Literary, Art, and Music Composition,” Nakell has published 18 books of fiction and poetry. Consciousness, his most recent collection of poems, was published in 2021 by Spuyten Duyvil Press. His forthcoming Martin Nakell Reader will come out from Spuyten Duyvil in 2024. “The content of Consciousness is language,” he says.”If the reader connects with the language, I will have done well.”

Goodman has written three “fictions,” her latest being the recently published Forgotten Night (Spuyten Duyvil

2023), preceded by Aftersight (Spuyten Duyvil, 2015) and The Surface of Motion (Green Integer, 2008). Reviewing Forgotten Night in Dactyl Review, the novelist & critic Eugene Garber writes: “The recovery of self, call it soul if you prefer…is…[Forgotten Night’s] quest at its deepest level.
Many, I believe, would say that it is the agenda of our postmodern world.”
Burkin’s writings have found homes or are forthcoming in THRUSH, Birdcoat Quarterly, A-Minor, Rain Taxi, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine, The Madrigal, Inklette, and elsewhere. He favors writers who tend to delight in breaking language open, such as Mikhail Shiskin, Diane di Prima, and Edmond Jabès.


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