Saturday
04
NOV

Poetry chapbook launch, Portraits in G Minor, by Paco Márquez

19:00
21:00

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Poet Paco Márquez will be launching his first chapbook, Portraits in G Minor (Folded Word Press). Paco is originally from México and Northern California, and his writings are fed by his immigrant experiences, his years working several jobs, and his background in philosophy and creative writing. He will be accompanied by Eva Maria Saavedra and Sean Denmark.


$10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

Copies of Portraits in G Minor will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!


* Eva Maria Saavedra was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in writing s translation from Columbia's School of the Arts. Her chapbook, Thirst, was selected by Marilyn Hacker for the Poetry Society of America's 2014 New York Chapbook Fellowship. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Catch-Up, The Acentos Review, Generations, Prick of the Spindle, and Apogee Journal.

* Sean Denmark is from Alabama. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and a public school teacher in the Bronx and Manhattan. Now he writes fiction and sometimes poetry, tutors, and teaches around and about. He just moved to Brighton Beach.

* Paco Márquez: Originally from México and Northern California, Paco Márquez’s work has appeared in Apogee, Ostrich Review and Huizache, among others. His chapbook, Portraits in G Minor, will be published by Folded Word Press in November. Recipient of fellowships from New York University, The Center for Book Arts, and the Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop, he holds an MFA in poetry from NYU, where he was poetry editor of Washington Square. Currently, he is poetry editor at OccuPoetry, and lives in New York City with his partner of 12 years.

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