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Left Bank Books Presents Matthias Göritz with Mary Jo Bang to discuss Colonies of Paradise: Poems

November 2 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Left Bank Books presents Washington University professor, contemporary German novelist, poet, Matthias Göritz and acclaimed poet and translator, Mary Jo Bang to discuss the first book of poetry by Matthias Göritz to be available in English Colonies of Paradise: Poems in our store on November 2nd at 7 p.m.

Join us in the store or on YouTube & Facebook Live Page. Order copies of Colonies of Paradise: Poems from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! Göritz & Bang will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books. If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.

MATTHIAS GÖRITZ is a poet, translator, and novelist. He has written four poetry collections, Loops, Pools, Tools, and Spools; three novels, including Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss ( The Brief Dream of Jakob Voss) and Parker; and three novellas. He has received the Hamburg Literature Prize, the Mara Cassens Prize, the Robert Gernhardt Prize, and the William Gass Award. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

MARY JO BANG is the author of eight books of poetry–including Elegy: Poems, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award–and the translator of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, and Purgatorio. She has received a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She teaches creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis.

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