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Grant Matthew Jenkins

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome back to the store Grant Matthew Jenkins, Associate Professor of English at the University of Tulsa, for an event celebrating his latest collection of poetry, Contingencies of the Bourgeoisie, on Wednesday April 17 at Magic City Books in downtown Tulsa.

This free event will include a reading from Grant and copies of his book will be available for purchase. After the reading, Grant will sign copies of Contingencies of the Bourgeoisie. You can purchase a copy of Contingencies of the Bourgeoisie online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/contingencies-of-the-bourgeoisie/2070.

Magic City Books is located at 221 E. Archer Street on the northwest corner of Archer and Detroit in downtown Tulsa.

Praise for Contingencies of the Bourgeoisie

Grant Jenkins’s Contingencies of the Bourgeoisie active as a lone imaginative probity. Within its pages, poetic medicinal ranges transpire. This script unseals itself as a form of slow motion burning alive with insistent tenacity not unlike a gem of wildfires that illuminate themselves as suns within a percussive proto-season.

—Will Alexander, Asia & Haiti and Refractive Africa

Dazzling and surprising in their movements, the poems of Contingencies of the Bourgeoisie advance in a tension between slippage and intention to speak through a language whose concerns are at once daily and existential, to speak through a desiring subject both communal and dispersed. In these poems full of irony, joy, and pathos, Jenkins practices a coming into being of how the poem builds, teaches us an emergent sensitivity to the contextual contingencies in which the comforts of meaning lie. What gathers for me in this is a clear view of the sizeable gaps which form a truth prison we linger in, can always add another line to.

—Lewis Freedman, I Want Something Other Than Time

Grant Matthew Jenkins is an optimist, a believer, and thus a sucker. He can’t keep his fingers out of any pies. Sometimes he stumbles upon the most radical rupture with traditional relations. Sometimes. He writes. He teaches. He plays. He lives. Sometimes with his four kids and two cats.


April 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Magic City Books


Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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