Reading: Benjamin Goluboff and Joshua Bohnsack

Join us for a reading and discussion on independent publishing with writers Benjamin Goluboff and Joshua Bohnsack at The Book Stall in Winnetka, IL on Sunday, March 18 at 2 PM.

Benjamin Goluboff teaches English at Lake Forest College. He has written about a variety of topics in American literature, including the literature of the Vietnam war, and placed imaginative writing - poetry, fiction, and essays - in many small-press journals over the years. Author David Anderson says of his new book, Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse and Other Poems, "Benjamin Goluboff is a remarkable poet, his voice and his world are his own. The juxtaposition of Ho Chi Minh, Allen Ginsberg, and the big-shouldered city of Chicago is both jarring and fitting. Savvy and surprising, there is a rare quality of imagined reality in this collection and in all its people and places."

Joshua Bohnsack is the author of SHIFT DRINK (forthcoming - Spork Press 2018) and BURNT SIENNA (Throwback Books 2017). He is the managing editor of Curbside Splendor Publishing and an MFA candidate at Northwestern University in Creative Writing with a BA in English and Printmaking from The University of Iowa. Bohnsack is the founding editor of Long Day Press, a hand-bound chapbook publisher, a reader for TriQuarterly Magazine, and was a participant of the Irish Writing Program in Dublin. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and others. 


Event date: 

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse and Other Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781988214177
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Urban Farmhouse Press - October 23rd, 2017

Almost fifty years after his death, Ho Chi Minh remains a deeply divisive figure -- heroic revolutionary, or brutal dictator, depending on your perspective on the Vietnam wars. Not overtly political, the poems in this collection interrogate Ho's life and wars with a lyricism that is both dark and inventive.