Book Launch

Withdrawn : A Discourse

Please join us for the launch of Shifter’s 23rd issue, with readings and presentations by Bruce Andrews, Thom Donovan, Ian Dreiblatt, Robert Kocik, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Eléna Rivera, Gregory Sholette and Kathy Westwater.

Saturday Nov 12, 4-6pm
Printed Matter
231 11th Avenue
New York, 10001

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A book-launch celebrating Shifter’s 23rd issue, with readings by Bruce Andrews, Thom Donovan, Ian Dreiblatt, Robert Kocik, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Elena Rivera, Gregory Sholette and Kathy Westwater.

A book of metadiscourse, Withdrawn: A Discourse consists of 50 letters composed by Thom Donovan to the proper names of living personages which appear in his currently unpublished second book of poems, Withdrawn. In response to his letters and copies of Withdrawn in manuscript, thirty-two addressees offer images, letters, drawings, poems, essays, dream journal entries, art works, documents, and manifestos. Withdrawn: a Discourse also includes Donovan’s correspondence for the project; an essay regarding the “authorless” book; as well as a review of _Withdrawn_ by poet and translator, Ian Dreiblatt.

Other contributors include: Adam Pendleton, Not an Alternative, Ben Kinmont, Bhanu Kapil, Brandon Brown, Brian Holmes, Brian Whitener, Bruce Andrews, CA Conrad, Charles Bernstein, Chase Granoff, Claire Pentecost, cris cheek, David Buuck, Dodie Bellamy, Jordan Scott, Eléna Rivera, Etel Adnan, Fred Moten, Fred Tomaselli, Gregory Sholette, Jennifer Scappettone, Kathy Westwater, Mary Austin Speaker, Melissa Buzzeo, Rigo 23, Rob Halpern, Robert Kocik, Sanford Biggers, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Stephen Collis, and Tyrone Williams.

Editors:
Thom Donovan, Sreshta Rit Premnath

Assistant Editor:
Will Lee