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Book Release for Brocken Spectre by Jacques J. Rancourt

October 3   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reserve Your Free Tickets Before They Disappear, Space is Limited!

We are honored to be hosting the book release for Brocken Spectre a new book of poetry by Jacques J. Rancourt!(author of Love in the Time of PrEP) With readings from Dan Lau, and Trey Keeve!
Join us on October 3rd at 7 PM for this hybrid IN PERSON and VIRTUAL event on the third floor of Strut! Like all of our events, this reading and book release celebration event is free! In order to enter the building, you must bring and wear a mask the entire time and be ready to show proof of vaccination. We have a limited amount of people we can allow to enter the space and only folks that have RSVPd on EventBrite will be allowed into the event, so make sure to reserve your free tickets before they are sold out! Here is the link:…/book-release-for-brocken…
Set in San Francisco, the poems of Brocken Spectre examine the way the past presses up against the present. The speaker—raised in the wake of the AIDS crisis—engages with ideas of belatedness, of looking back to a past that cannot be inhabited, of the ethics of memory, and of the dangers in memorializing and romanticizing tragedy.
More about the writers:
Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Brocken Spectre (Alice James Books, 2021) and Novena (Pleiades Press, 2017), as well as a chapbook, In the Time of PrEP (Beloit Poetry Journal, 2018). He has held poetry fellowships, residencies, and scholarships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. Born and raised in rural Maine, he lives now in San Francisco.
Trey Keeve (also known as Vernon Keeve III) is a Virginia born, queer writer. They currently live and teach in Oakland. They hold a MFA from CCA, and a MA in Teaching Literature from Bard College. Trey’s full-length collection of poetry, Southern Migrant Mixtape, was published by Nomadic Press in 2018 and is the recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award.
Dan Lau is a Chinese American poet, a nonprofit arts administrator at Kundiman and an editor at Foglifter, a queer literary journal and press. He resides on the unceded territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone, also known as San Francisco.
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Strut, 3rd Floor
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