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**This reading is part of the new reading series sponsored by the
English Department's Graduate Creative Writing Program**

Please join us for the

for John High's
Talking God's Radio Show

(a new novel from Spuyten Duyvil)

The reading will be introduced by Albert Mobilio, poet, critic, fiction editor of BookForum, and the
recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing.

Soaked in night visions and pierced through by jagged memory, Talking God's Radio Show tells that peculiarly American story in which, as Faulkner once said, 'The past isn't forgotten, it isn't even the past.' John High's Virginia backwaters call to mind the feral, hallucinogenic American landscapes of Cormac McCarthy's Child of God, as well as Faulkner's Sanctuary… Albert Mobilio

John High is the author of eight books, including, The Desire Notebooks (named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by the Voice Literary Supplement). He is the recipient of four Fulbrights, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and writing awards from the Witter Bynner Foundation, Arts International, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. A translator of several books of contemporary Russian poetry, he was the chief editor of Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry. A Zen practitioner, he is on the faculty of the English Department at Long Island University, Brooklyn where he teaches creative writing and literature. High is currently featured on Web Del Sol's site of “Literary Dialogues with Valued Writers and Poets” with Lydia Davis, Aimee Bender, and Carole Maso:

Visit the author at

“The red-light district of Richmond, Virginia in the mid-sixties is the backdrop [of Talking God's Radio Show] and High is the ultimate time traveler-recreating the arcane of a world that seems long gone but is actually steeped in present day time. Talking God's Radio Show is airtight and explosive and belongs on the same shelf as James Ellroy's My Dark Places and Leslie Silko's Ceremony.” --Lewis Warsh is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Origin of The World (2001), Touch of the Whip (2001) and Ted's Favorite Skirt (2002).

Friday, December 1st
**Book Signing**
**Party starts at 6 pm

**Reading starts at 6:30**
Biscuit BBQ
(formerly Night and Day Restaurant)
in the Skylight Room
230 Fifth Avenue at
the corner of President Street,
Park Slope, Brooklyn

718-399-2162 or 2161
NO COVER + $7 drink/food minimum

**Save the date:
reading and celebration launch of