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Todd Boss reads from his new collection "TOUGH LUCK" - With special guest Jim Moore



At the center of Tough Luck is a poem about the ill-fated I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis and its disastrous collapse, which killed 13 people and injured 145. The freighted, swiftly moving poems in Tough Luck crisscross the chasm between peril and safety as if between opposing riverbanks, revealing a frequently heart-stopping view of the muscled waters below. Marriage, family, home--all come crashing down, but Todd Boss rebuilds with his trademark musicality and "a reverent gusto for representing the tactile aspects of human life" (Tony Hoagland).


Todd Boss is the author of the poetry collections Yellowrocket and Pitch, both honored by the Midwest Bookseller's Choice Award. He is the founding artistic director of Motionpoems, a film company in Minneapolis.


Jim Moore is the author of seven books of poetry, including Invisible Strings and Underground: New and Selected Poems. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Paris Review. He lives in Minneapolis and Spoleto, Italy.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
Common Good Books
St Paul, MN 55105
Tough Luck: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393608625
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 13th, 2017

Underground: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976873
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 2nd, 2014