Book Launch Party for Ed Skoog’s ROUGH DAY
Ed Skoog celebrates the publication of his second collection of poetry Rough Day (Copper Canyon Press), with a reading and party.
Composed during long walks throughout Washington, DC, and careful to err on the side of recklessness, Rough Day finds its essential unity in a fixation on American events and landscapes—from Yellowstone and New Orleans to Kansas and the Pacific Northwest. Throughout, Skoog maintains an openness to discovery that unveils rare and prismatic views into his country.
The reading is free. Books will be for sale by Open Books, and the bar will be open.
Plus, live music by The Gloria Darlings, and Jon Pontrello & Kevin Murphy.
About Ed Skoog
A native of Topeka, Kansas, Ed Skoog’s first book of poetry, Mister Skylight, was published in 2009 on Copper Canyon Press. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, and The Paris Review, among others. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Lannan Foundation, and the Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington Fellowship at George Washington University. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Montana and is a former writer-in-residence at Hugo House. Skoog coordinates the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Week, and co-hosts, with novelist J. Robert Lennon, the podcast Lunch Box, with Ed and John.