PQRS: A Poets Theater Script
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Fall is the time when people tend to trade in their beach reads for literary fiction, their mass-market mysteries for heady historical novels. If heady's what you seek, look no further than Patrick Durgin's new book, PQRS, described as a poets theater script with initials for names and functions for characters. "It is about linguistic contagion and statist collusion…the plasticity of gender, the metaphysics of lyric address." Furthermore, it merges drama, essay, literary criticism and other genres; in a word: ambitious. The book launch includes readings by Durgin (who will screen clips from films referenced in the book) and Mairead Case, as well as a sound work from Mark Booth and Devin King. Oh, and a salad bar.