Saturday, Apr 8, 2023

Visiting Writers: Tom Comitta & Maureen N. McLane


Join us on Saturday, April 8 from 3-4:30 PM for a reading and conversation with visiting writers – LW Alumni Tom Comitta (43) and poet Maureen N. McLane, moderated by Dylan Gauthier.

Where: Lighthouse Works
When: Saturday, April 8, 3-4:30 PM

Refreshments will be served.



Tom Comitta is the author of The Nature Book (Coffee House Press), (Ugly Duckling Presse), Airport Novella (Troll Thread), and First Thought Worst Thought: Collected Books 2011–2014 (Gauss PDF), a print and digital archive of forty “night novels,” art books, and poetry collections. In 2015, Royal Nonesuch Gallery installed these books in a multimedia exhibition containing drawings, video, vinyl window installation, and a sound poetry computer program. Comitta’s fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in WIRED, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Kenyon Review, BOMB, Joyland, The Brooklyn Rail, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing 2020. They live in Brooklyn.



Maureen N. McLane is a poet, memoirist, critic, and educator. Raised in upstate New York, she holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She has published seven books of poetry: Same Life (FSG, 2008), Finalist for the Audre Lorde/Publishing Triangle Award; World Enough (FSG, 2010); This Blue (FSG, 2014), Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry; Mz N: the serial (FSG, 2016); Some Say (FSG, 2017, Finalist for the Audre Lorde/Publishing Triangle Award and for The Believer Award in Poetry; What I’m Looking For: Selected Poems (Penguin UK, 2019); and More Anon: Selected Poems (FSG, 2021). Her book My Poets (FSG, 2012), an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism, was a New York Times Notable Book and Finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Her poems have appeared in e.g. Bomb, Granta, London Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and PN Review.