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Dustin Pearson In Person
April 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Dustin Pearson for a book launch event to celebrate his new poetry collection, A Season in Hell with Rimbaud. Dustin Pearson is a visiting assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Tulsa. This free event will take place in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books on Wednesday April 27 at 7:00 pm.
Dustin is the author of two previous collections, A Family Is a House (C&R Press, 2019), and Millennial Roost (C&R Press, 2018) and was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2021.
A Season in Hell with Rimbaud is available to pre-order now and will be for sale at the event. You can pre-order at Magic City Books or online, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/a-season-in-hell-with-rimbaud/732.
About A Season in Hell with Rimbaud
In pursuit of his brother, a man traverses the fantastical and grotesque landscape of Hell, pondering their now fractured relationship.
The poems in Dustin Pearson’s A Season in Hell with Rimbaud form an allegorical travelogue that chronicles two brothers’ mutual descent into hell. When the older brother runs off by himself, the younger brother begins roaming Hell’s different landscapes in search of him. As he searches, the younger brother ruminates on their now fractured relationship: what brought them here? Can they find each other? Will their bonds ever be repaired?
In the tradition of Virgil, Dante, Milton, Swift, Shelley, Joyce, Sarte, and especially Arthur Rimbaud, Pearson leads his speakers on a speculative, epistolary journey through the nether realm inspired by Christian beliefs and tradition. Drawing on the works of French Symbolists and the literary traditions of the American South, A Season in Hell with Rimbaud guides readers through an intimate rendering of one brother’s journey to find his lost and estranged brother, perhaps recovering a part of himself in the process.
Dustin Pearson is the author of A Season in Hell with Rimbaud (BOA Editions, 2022), Millennial Roost (C&R Press, 2018), and A Family Is a House (C&R Press, 2019). He is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing at Florida State University. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and The Anderson Center at Tower View, Pearson has served as the editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review and a Director of the Clemson Literary Festival. He won the Academy of American Poets Katharine C. Turner Prize and John Mackay Graduate Award and holds an MFA from Arizona State University. The recipient of a 2021 Pushcart Prize, his work also appears in The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Blackbird, Vinyl Poetry, The Boiler, Honey Literary, Bennington Review, TriQuarterly, [PANK], The Literary Review, Poetry Daily, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere.