on monday the 14th, i will be doing a little back-up singing for crystal ponzio at rockwood music hall.
Crystal Ponzio Acoustic Set
Monday, April 14, 10pm
Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St. @ Houston)
Robert Polito, moderator
The National Book Foundation,
The New School,
and Farrar, Straus & Giroux
6:30pm, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W 12th St, Free
Denis Johnson is author of the National Book Award winning Tree of Smoke.
Praise for Tree of Smoke:
"To write a fat novel about the Vietnam War nearly 35 years after it ended is an act of literary bravado. To do so brilliantly as Denis Johnson has in Tree of Smoke is positively a miracle."
--David Ignatius, Washington Post
"Denis Johnson has delivered his masterpiece."
"Prose of amazing power and stylishness"
"Once Johnson gets his hooks into you—it takes about two sentences—it's pretty much impossible to stop reading"--David Gates, The New York Times Book Review