Please join us for a poetry reading and book signing with Peter Cooley celebrating the release of his new book, NIGHT BUS TO THE AFTERLIFE.
“Peter Cooley’s poetry endures, with wrought lyricism and robust imagination. This new collection brilliantly underscores the spiritual dimension of his vision, buoyed by an imagistic certainty; the poems turn on grace notes that are musical and natural, tinged by the Crescent City.” —Yusef Komunyakaa
PETER COOLEY has lived over half his life in New Orleans, where he is Professor of English at Tulane University. He is the recent recipient of an ATLAS grant from the state of Louisiana and of the Marble Faun Poetry Award from the Faulkner Society in New Orleans.
Click here to listen to Peter Cooley discussing NIGHT BUS TO THE AFTERLIFE as broadcast on WWNO's The Reading Life
With the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans his initial subject, Cooley meditates on transience and mortality as he moves through the landscape of the Gulf South, the sky and his inner weather reflecting one another.