Charlie Peck will read "World's Largest Ball of Paint" — With Matt Mason

What: Charlie Peck will read and sign World's Largest Ball of Paint, joined by Matt Mason

When: Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111

About: Charlie Peck will read from and sign his debut poetry collection, World’s Largest Ball of Paint. Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason, will join Peck to read and sign his work.

Charlie Peck’s debut collection World’s Largest Ball of Paint began with a world record. Through a series of fragmented narrative poems, World’s Largest Ball of Paint navigates place and self, memory and remembering. Peck uses a cast of characters and poetic form to reckon with the past and the present, layer by layer.

Charlie Peck grew up in Omaha, NE and received his MFA from Purdue University. His poetry has appeared previously in Cincinnati Review, Ninth Letter, Massachusetts Review, and Best New Poets 2019, among others. His first collection, World’s Largest Ball of Paint, is the winner of the 2022 St. Lawrence Book Award from Black Lawrence Press.

Matt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and has run poetry workshops in Botswana, Romania, Nepal, and Belarus for the U.S. State Department. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times and Matt has received a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the Nebraska Arts Council. His work can be found in Rattle, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and in hundreds of other publications. Mason’s 5th book, Rock Stars, was published by Button Poetry in September of 2023.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 6:00pm
World's Largest Ball of Paint By Charlie Peck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625570734
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Black Lawrence Press - April 5th, 2024

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