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Poets Isaac Pickell and David Schloss will be reading from their new books of poetry. 

A recent alum of Miami's MFA program, Isaac Pickell is a Black & Jewish poet and PhD candidate at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he teaches and studies the borderlands of blackness and black literature. Isaac's new book of poems It's Not Over Once You Figure It Out is available for pre-order from Black Ocean. Joe Hall praises the book's "jaw-dropping turns of thought...The poems defend against the brutal foreclosures of this historical moment"; Taylor Byas says "Pickell's speaker collapses time as we know it." 

David Schloss was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944, and educated at Columbia University, The University of Southern California Cinema School, Brooklyn College (BA), and The Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA). He retired in 2014 from Miami as Emeritus Professor of English.His new book, Provocations—his sixth full-length poetry collection—is just out from Dos Madres Press. John Ashbery lauds him for "reinventing classical forms and meter to speak profound truths on vital issues of our day." Lesley Hardy calls Provocations "a blistering “report” on disaster and war...a monumental and challenging work." 

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