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Brian Blanchfield: Proxies -- Essays Near Knowing 

When: Mon., April 11, 7 p.m. 2016
Phone: 314-367-6731
Price: Free
Past compunction, as in the lifewriting of Eileen Myles, and incisive in the traditions of Roland Barthes, these 24 single-subject essays focus on a startling miscellany of topics—Foot Washing, Dossiers, Br'er Rabbit, Housesitting, Man Roulette, the Locus Amoenus—that weigh out Blanchfield's identity as a noted queer intellectual poet; his upbringing in working-class, Primitive Baptist, central piedmont North Carolina; and his prospects entering middle age at the margins of the gig economy.


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