Brooklyn Poets Book Launch: Edgar Kunz


Join Brooklyn Poets for the launch of poet Edgar Kunz's new collection of poems, Fixer, on Thursday, August 31, at 144 Montague St and via Zoom! Doors will open for a wine reception for in-person guests at 6 PM and readings will begin at 7 PM. Megan Fernandes, John Murillo and Sam Ross will open for Kunz. Book signing to follow.

About Fixer

Temp jobs, conspiracy theories, squatters, talk therapy, urban gardening, the robot revolution: this collection fixes its eye on the strangeness of labor, through poems that are searching, keen and wry. The virtuosic central sequence explores the untimely death of the poet’s estranged father, a handyman and addict, and the brothers left to sort through the detritus of a life long lost to them. Through lyrical, darkly humorous vignettes, Kunz asks what it costs to build a home and a love that not only lasts but sustains.

About the Author

Edgar Kunz is the author of Fixer (Ecco, 2023) and Tap Out (Ecco, 2019). He has been an NEA Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow and a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. New poems appear in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Poetry, APR and Oxford American. He lives in Baltimore and teaches at Goucher College.

About the Opening Acts

Megan Fernandes is a writer living in NYC. Her most recent book is I Do Everything I'm Told (Tin House, 2023), and her work appears in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, American Poetry Review and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of English and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College, where she teaches courses on poetry, creative nonfiction and critical theory.

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher, 2010; Four Way Books, 2020), finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way, 2020), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Currently, he is an associate professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Wesleyan University.

Sam Ross is the author of Company, winner of the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry and the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award. His work has appeared in New Republic, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly and other publications, and he has received support from Columbia University's School of Fine Arts, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He lives in Brooklyn.

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