October 3, 7pm
Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza 484 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
Peter Nickowitz will be giving a reading on October 3rd at Manhattan Plaza. Peter Nickowitz is the author of Cinema Vernacular and The Alice Complex.
Mark Doty on Cinema Vernacular,
Cinema—with its jump cuts, flashes of image, and potent juxtapositions—feels like a natural medium for representing urban life, and Peter Nickowitz makes fine use of this in Cinema Vernacular, writing a screenplay of love and eros in two great cities: Paris with its untarnishable romance and a New York so accurately observed that our speaker even collages accounts of his therapy sessions. Ironic and vulnerable, full of longing but savvily independent, the speaker in Nickowitz's poems is a recognizable, alert, 21st century citizen, sustained and flummoxed by desire.