WCW – Ana Božicevic

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts
One Williams Plaza, Rutherford NJ

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor


Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Ana Božicevic emigrated to New York City in 1997 and studied at Hunter College. She is the author of several chapbooks, including Morning News (2006) and Document (2007). Her first book-length collection, Stars of the Night Commute (2009) was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and her second book Rise in the Fall (2013) won the Lambda Literary Award. Božicevic has worked for the PEN American Center and the Center for the Humanities of the Graduate Center, CUNY.

From A Kind of Headless Guilt Emerges

And now it’s time. To use vague holy-man speech, like: I am

another face in your hand, the face of your eye — wing-surrogates, the word bones—

it’s time for afternoon, them white-blank architectures.
No, veil. Nothing’s glistening. Christmas, Christmas. It’s time

for you to forgive me: I was forced to eat valises
that wouldn’t close by themselves—

that was just a dream, good morning:

regurgitate the stars and the soot

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