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TAP Centre for Creativity

Palimpsest Press book launch for John Nyman and Concetta Principe

Join us for the Palimpsest Press launch of new releases by John Nyman and Concetta Principe.

Palimpsest Press book launch for John Nyman and Concetta Principe
Palimpsest Press book launch for John Nyman and Concetta Principe

Time & Location

May 16, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

Palimpset Press presents

Book Launch Event: A Devil Every Day by John Nyman and Discipline n.v. by Concetta Principe.

Tuesday May 16, 2023

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for the Palimpsest Press launch of new works by Concetta Principe for Discipline n. v. and John Nyman with A Devil Every Day. John and Concetta will be joined by special guest poet Katriana Koch-Cochran and event host David Barrick.

To protect vunerable community members, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

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About John Nyman:

John Nyman is a poet, critic, and book artist of mixed European and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. His previous works include a Gerald Lampert Award-shortlisted poetry collection (Players), an erasure of words and images from the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children's books (Your Very Own), and a classic text of Lacanian psycho-analysis reprinted in a nearly illegible typeface (The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-analysis: A Selection). John hails from Tkaronto / Toronto, where he currently works as a postsecondary communication instructor and helps administer the plumb art gallery and project space on St. Clair West. Find him online at johnnyman.ca

A Devil Every Day Description:

Through a kaleidoscope of philosophy, critical theory, and folk theology, A Devil Every Day surveys the terrain where white Western culture blends into pure evil. Twisting into aphorisms, inner dialogues, and incantations, John Nyman’s poems are caught between complacency and a disquieting agnosticism, contemplating the problematic pleasures and unremarkable monstrosities of the contemporary West. Ultimately, A Devil Every Day asks: what hope is there for personal integrity in a radically moralizing future?Let me know if you need anything further for these two authors. Will send info on the third author as soon as we have it.

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About Concetta Principe:

Concetta Principe is an award-winning poet and a scholar. Her most recent book is Stars Need Counting: Essays on Suicide, published by Gordon Hill Press in 2021. Her first poetry collection, Interference (Guernica Editions, 1999), won the Bressani Award for poetry in 2000, and This Real, published by Pedlar Press, was long-listed for the Raymond Souster Award in 2017. She teaches at Trent University.

Discipline n.v. Description:

Discipline n. v. is a lyric memoir that fuses poetry and academic theory, speaking to the metaphorical power of humanities scholarship. Throughout, Concetta Principe articulates the ‘discipline’ involved in earning a PhD while dealing with a mood disorder, opening up about prejudices that serve as barriers to academic success, the apotheosis being tenure. Embracing the Nachträglichkeit of the traumatic experience of being an old(er) female PhD candidate, Discipline n. v. is ultimately a story of lack and its transformative powers: the student becomes an academic as colonial humanities struggles through its extinction.

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About Katriana Koch-Cochran

Katriana Koch-Cochran is a modern, experimental poet originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Her work often features ideas about medical ailments, internet spirals, and what it means to make art. She is currently working on getting her bachelor’s degree at Western University where she is studying English Language and Literature and Creative Writing.

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Palimpsest Press publishes poetry, literary fiction, and non-fiction titles that deal with poetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography.

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