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An American poet in Italy learns of a terrible tragedy that sends him into a deep spiral of personal reflection. The next day he buys a small notebook before boarding a train from Venice to Florence. Moved by this loss, the political forces operating back home, and the culture and people surrounding him, he finds himself attempting to write a book of poetry in a single day.
This book, subtitled Autobiomythography V, constitutes the fifth installment in a series by Joe Pan.
Joe Pan is the author of the poetry collections Operating Systems (forthcoming, Spork Press), The Art Is a Lonely Hunter, Hi c cu ps, and Autobiomythography & Gallery, and served as co-editor of the best-selling Brooklyn Poets Anthology. His work has appeared in such venues as the Boston Review, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, and The Philadelphia Review of Books online. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Brooklyn Arts Press, an independent publishing house honored in 2016 with a National Book Award win in Poetry, as well as serving as the publisher of Augury Books. In 2013 he founded the services-oriented activist group Brooklyn Artists Helping.