Launch Event for Cynthia Cruz's Wunderkammer

Join Cynthia Cruz, Ken Chen, Marni Ludwig, and Andy Mister for the launch of Cruz's latest collection, Wunderkammer."These dark and commanding poems touch the crisis that lies at the very edge of perception. Their crystalline, Baudelairean vision will haunt, trouble, and astonish you." -Elizabeth Willis  Cynthia Cruz’s poems have been published in the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, New Yorker, Paris Review, and others. Her first collection of poems, Ruin, was published by Alice James Books, her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in 2012 and her third collection, Wunderkammer, was published in October. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She is an art editor at Guernica and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Ken Chen is the 2009 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the oldest annual literary award in the United States, for his debut poetry collection Juvenilia, which is a great book to read if you (or your parents) have recently had a break-up. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts and the Bread Loaf Writers conference, Ken is a writer whose work has appeared or been recognized in Best American Essays 2006, Best American Essays 2007 (Honorable Mention), the Boston Review of Books,, and Fence. A co-founder of CultureStrike, a national artist movement on immigration, Ken is the Executive Director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop (, a national nonprofit dedicated to inventing the future of Asian American intellectual culture.Marni Ludwig is the author of Pinwheel, selected by Jean Valentine for the 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize and Little Box of Cotton and Lightning, chosen by Susan Howe for a 2011 Poetry Society of America Chapbook fellowship.  She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Boulevard, FIELD, Gulf Coast, High Chair, JERRY, Poetry Northwest, Western Humanities Review and other journals. She's from Brooklyn, NY. Andy Mister is an artist and writer. His first book Liner Notes was recently published by Station Hill. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Northwest Review, Verse, and other journals. His artwork has recently been exhibited at Brian Morris Gallery, SPRING/BREAK, Lesley Heller, and Geoffrey Young Gallery.  He has been awarded residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lyons Wier Gallery, and the Bemis Center. An artist book, Heroes & Villains, is forthcoming from The Cultural Society.

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ISBN: 9781935536475
Availability: This book is harder to get and may take several weeks if available. Please email with questions.
Published: Four Way Books - October 7th, 2014