Foundlings Press is celebrating the release of I KNOW YOU KNOW, a collection of poetry from Gerry Crinnin and Peter Temes, with a night of poems and music at Duende, Saturday Oct 26, starting at 7pm.
The I Know You Know book tour kicked off at Berl’s in Brooklyn earlier this summer, swung through Seattle, and is finally coming home to Buffalo. Join Gerry, Peter, and the Foundlings staff for poems, jokes, food, booze, and music from special guest Owen Ó Súilleabháin. As with all Foundlings events, expect a low-key, family-friendly atmosphere - but be ready to turn up at a moment's notice.
Gerry Crinnin, a native of Syracuse, is an ex-U.S. Navy journalist who used the G.I. Bill to get a Master’s degree from Brown and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. For 23 years Crinnin taught English and writing classes at Jamestown Community College. His work has appeared most notably in Modern American Poetry. His most recent books include I Know You Know, with Peter Temes, and Haiku to the Chief (Ghost City Press 2016), a series of 43 haiku—one for each U.S. president.
Peter Temes is a writer and teacher now living in Seattle with the writer Judy Temes. Peter was born and raised in Brooklyn when no one wanted to live in Brooklyn, went to college in Binghamton NY where he fell under the crooked wing of Gerry Crinnin, and studied as a graduate student at Columbia. He's taught at just about every level from grade-school to doctoral courses, with full-time appointments at Harvard, Northeastern, and the Pacific Hills School in Los Angeles. He travels a great deal for his business, the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations. He'd like to spend more time reading and talking about Sor Juana, Whitman, Frank O'Hara, Houston Person, and Milton Kessler.