SAN FRANCISCO — Peter Balakian will read from his new book of poems Ziggurat (published by The University of Chicago Press) and will also discuss issues concerning the Armenian Genocide and contemporary affairs during a question-and-answer session.
Balakian will read at the following locations: November 18, 7 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; November 20, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., San Francisco; and November 21, 4 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley and November 22, 7 p.m., ALOUD Reading Series. Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library of Los Angeles, 630 West Fifth St.
For reservations and information on the latter, visit http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/522/Peter-Balakian.
In Ziggurat, Balakian continues to define himself as one of the most distinctive voices of his generation.
He explores history, self and imagination, as well as his ongoing concerns with catastrophe and trauma.