Live on Fulton St.: José Olivarez

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Live on Fulton St.: José Olivarez

IN-STORE: Live on Fulton St! Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 PM ET José Olivarez presents Promises of Gold

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Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene 686 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  • 1 hour
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A groundbreaking collection of poems addressing how every kind of love—self, brotherly, romantic, familial, cultural—is birthed, shaped, and complicated by the invisible forces of gender, capitalism, religion, migration, and so on.

Written in English and combined with a Spanish translation by poet David Ruano, “Promises of Gold explores many forms of love and how “a promise made isn’t always a promise kept,” as Olivarez grapples with the contradictions of the American Dream laying bare the ways in which “love is complicated by forces larger than our hearts.”

Whether readers enter this collection in English or Spanish, these extraordinary poems are sure to become beloved for their illuminations of life—and love.

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