Matthew Minicucci & Gaylord Brewer - Salt Lake City

Matthew Minicucci & Gaylord Brewer

Matthew Minicucci & Gaylord Brewer

Matthew Minicucci & Gaylord Brewer

Oct 4, 2017, 7:00 pm


Matthew Minicucci & Gaylord Brewer

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Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2804
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City Art presents Matthew Minicucci and Gaylord Brewer. Minicucci’s is the author of Translation as well as the recently released collection Small Gods from New Issues Press. Brewer’s most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet's Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire.

Small Gods draws from sources as heterogeneous as the Pauline letters, the natural sciences, mathematics and astronomy in order to explore, inhabit, celebrate and mourn the mutability of love and the vulnerabilities of attachment.

Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize, and Small Gods from New Issues Press in 2017. He is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Wick Poetry Center, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also received his MFA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.

Gaylord Brewer’s The Poet’s Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire is an immediately delightful and surprising work by one of this country’s best poets. Indeed, the poet himself calls this book a “quirky volume,” the genesis being the desire to create something substantially different and sustained.Since food “had been increasingly creeping into my poetry,” Brewer writes, and because he had been asked to write anecdotally about recipes by a journal editor, this unusual memoir took shape.

Gaylord Brewer, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, earned a PhD from Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for twenty-one years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet's Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin UP, Spring 2015). He has published 900 poems in journals and anthologies, such as Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

This event is made possible with support from City Art and Utah Humanities.