David Starkey Circus Maximus Book Signing
Author David Starkey to sign his newest book Circus Maximus, a tale of travels through present day Rome.
When: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7 p.m.
Where: Chaucer's Books, 3321 State St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings
Thursday, April 11th at 7pm
Come join local poet, David Starkey, as he signs his newest book Circus Maximus.
What would the Son-of-Man get up to in present-day Rome? Would he wander the Galleria Borghese, loiter outside nightclubs, ride trams, tip accordionists? How would Keats feel about the neon Dior sign that flashes away above the Spanish Steps? Are there ways to avoid Vespas on the sidewalks? Rules for carving a Pieta? And exactly which painter is responsible for the ugliest Jesus in the history of Western Art?
A tour of Rome like no other, the poems of Circus Maximus ask these questions and more. Join David Starkey as he shines a torch on the sights, sounds, mysteries and metaphors of the Eternal City.
David Starkeyis the former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, California, and Director of the Creative Writing program at Santa Barbara City College. Among his poetry collections areAdventures of the Minor Poet(Artamo Press, 2007),Ways of Being Dead: New and Selected Poems(Artamo, 2006),David Starkey's Greatest Hits(Pudding House, 2002), andA Few Things You Should Know About the Weasel(Biblioasis, 2010). A senior Fulbright scholar and six-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Starkey is also the author ofCreative Writing: Four Genres in Brief.
Event posted March 26, 2013
Last updated March 26, 2013