EVERYTHING BECOMES A POEM Book Launch and Benefit at The Creative Center
EVENT: Culture / Arts / Literature / Performance / Reading / Benefit
WHAT: Creativity and Survival: An evening celebrating the life-giving force of the arts, for people of all ages, featuring poet and sculptor James W. Gaynor
A book launch event. To benefit the The Creative Center, a center dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people living with cancer and other chronic illnesses, through all stages of life.
WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7–9 PM
WHERE: Speyer Hall Theater, at the University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
ADMISSION PRICE: $20.00, check or cash at the door.
RSVP and PUBLIC INFO:
James W. Gaynor, author of: Everything Becomes a Poem: Poems by James W. Gaynor (Nemeton Press);
Lyricist / Vocalist, King Missile; Author, Daily Negations John S. Hall;
and NYC writer/actor and producer, author of the play SKIN, Hope Singsen.
With Emcee, Journalist and Critic Peter M. Stevenson.
James W. Gaynor is a poet, artist, editor, and writer. A graduate of Kenyon College, Gaynor lived in France and taught literature at the University of Paris. He later worked as an editor at Grosset & Dunlap, Cuisine magazine, Scriptwriter News and Forbes Publications. He lives in New York City with his dog Emily Dickinson and his cat Gerard Manley Hopkins.
“Gaynor’s poems are expansive, dark, funny, full of the joy of living. His grim acknowledgements of tragic truths are never brooding, while the more seemingly lighthearted verses are deep and honest and real. We are fortunate indeed that, in Gaynor’s hands, Everything Becomes a Poem.” John S. Hall, Lyricist / Vocalist, King Missile; Author, Daily Negations
“Gaynor writes as wry and grateful survivor, the appreciation for what’s been lost never clouding his love for what remains. Read carefully, and you will discern life lessons woven through Gaynor’s poetry, suggestions on what it might mean to live a long and happy life in our addled 21 st Century.” Peter M. Stevenson, Journalist, Critic. His work appears in many national publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times.
MEDIA CONTACT: For further information, please contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646–801–7477, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 614-NEM-ETON / 614–636–3866
Everything Becomes a Poem:
Poems by James W. Gaynor
Nemeton Press / November 2016 / Poetry
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Available in bookstores nationwide and from online booksellers