Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Dorothea Lasky with Brian Evenson

January 17 @ 6:00 pm

Dorothea Lasky with Brian Evenson

City Lights and Wave Books celebrate

The Shining

by Dorothea Lasky

published by Wave Books

As labyrinthine as its namesake, Dorothea Lasky’s The Shining is an ekphrastic horror lyric that shapes an entirely unique feminist psychological landscape. Here, Lasky guides us through the familiar rooms of the Overlook Hotel, both realized and imagined, inhabiting characters and spaces that have been somewhat flattened in Stephen King’s novel or Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation. Ultimately, Lasky’s poems point us to the ways in which language is always haunted—by past selves, poetic ancestors, and paradoxical histories.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of seven books of poetry and prose, Animal (Wave Books). She is also the editor of Essays (Essay Press, 2023) and co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s). Currently, she lives in New York City and teaches poetry at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the collection The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell: Stories (2021, Coffee House Press.) He is also the author of A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press 2016) and the novella The Warren (Tor.com 2016). He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into Czech, French, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Persian, Russia, Spanish, Slovenian, and Turkish. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.

To learn more about the fabulous Wave Books visit their website.

This event has been made possbile by the support of the City Lights Foundation. To learn more visit: https://citylights.com/foundation/


January 17
6:00 pm


City Lights Bookstore
View Organizer Website