Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 7:00 PM
A Cappella Books on Zoom
For nearly three decades, singer-songwriter Richard Buckner has been traveling the byways of America, often alone and with little more than his guitars and notebooks. Now he’s sharing what he saw, felt, and found.
Buckner will join A Cappella Books owner Frank Reiss and Black Sparrow Press Editorial Director Joshua Bodwell for a special virtual conversation on his new book “Cuttings from the Tangle,” on December 10, 2020 at 7 PM (EST).
This event is free and open to the public.
A Cappella Books will have copies of “Cutting From the Tangle,” available after the event. Pre-order via the link below. At checkout, choose between the local delivery, curbside pick-up, or shipping options. For zip codes not listed in the above banner, select curbside pick-up or USPS shipping.
About the Book
Long admired for his impressionistic and elliptical lyrics, Buckner has more recently found himself pulling off the road to furiously write longer, fuller pieces. Here is a collection of his story-like poems gathered by haunting the public and private fringes of America: fifty studies wrung from thin motel walls and passing hallway echoes; from exchanges overheard between happy hour and closing time; from casually caustic conversations in junker parking lots and hash house booths; and from lost opportunities and vague chance meetings—but also from distant narrators caught staring off to recall what refuses to be forgotten.
With titles such as “One More Last One,” “Everyone is driven unknowingly to their urges,” and simply “Work,” these are Buckner’s singular reports from a revelatory road.
About the Author
Since the release of Richard Buckner‘s album “Devotion + Doubt” in 1997, Buckner has attracted and grown a loyal cult following for his unique avant-garde Americana. His work has long revealed a literary side: his 2000 album “The Hill” features poems from Edgar Lee Masters’ iconic American classic “Spoon River Anthology” set to music. “Cuttings from the Tangle” is his first book.