Douglas A. Martin and Lee Upton read at KGB last night. The audience begged for an encore, and they got it. Here are some highlights:
Douglas A. Martin is the author most recently of Once You Go Back, a novel (Seven Stories Press). His other books include Your Body Figured (Nightboat Books, 2008); Branwell, a novel of the Bronte brother; They Change the Subject, stories; and In the Time of Assignments, poems. Outline of My Lover, his first novel, was named an International Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement and adapted by the Forsythe Company for their multimedia dance- theater piece, "Kammer/Kammer." He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Wesleyan University and also teaches in the Low Residency MFA Writing Program at Goddard College.
Lee Upton is the author of eleven books, including the novella The Guide to the Flying Island (Miami University Press). She has written five books of poetry, most recently Undid in the Land of Undone, and four books of literary criticism. Her poetry and short stories appear widely. She is the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College.