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E. J. Evans’s Conversations with the Horizon is a revelation, a singular, startling achievement. When E. J. Evans dives into the depths of his existence in Conversations with the Horizon, he takes the reader with him for a surprising and wild ride. With statements such as, “Most of my life has consisted of longing,” E. J. Evans thrills with his raw honesty and impressive wisdom and humility. This book feels like a hike in the Himalayas or a trek across the Arctic or the ocean where you learn something new about yourself during the journey and, as a result, you feel exhilarated. The launch of Conversations with the Horizon is a singular event, the first reading from a major new poet. Box Turtle Press is proud to present the latest addition in the Mudfish Individual Poet Series, and we are so excited to share Evans’s masterpiece with you. In addition, Dell Lemmon, an amazing storyteller who spends half her time by the sea, will read her own poems of the horizon, from Single Woman. And Jill Hoffman will read from The Gates of Pearl, a mother /daughter saga unlike any other, ambitious and relentless. Together, these three poets will enthrall and inspire. E. J. Evans is a poet and musician living in Cazenovia, New York. He has contributed poetry and prose-poetry to Poetry East, RHINO Poetry, Rattle, Confrontation, New Mexico Poetry Review, Stone Canoe, Mudfish, and other journals. His chapbook First Snow Coming was published by Kattywompus Press. Dell Lemmon’s poems have appeared in Brooklyn Poets Anthology, WSQ, Mudfish, The Straddler, NELLE, and Washington Square Review, among other publications. Two of her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize and several have been nominated as finalists in various poetry contests, most recently in the Brooklyn Poets Walt Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest. Her first book of poetry, Single Woman, was published by Box Turtle Press in 2016. She has read her poems at Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon, KGB Bar, Cornelia Street Café, McNally Jackson Bookstore in Soho, and with Sweet Action Poetry Collective at many different locations in Brooklyn. Jill Hoffman is the founding editor of Mudfish and Mudfish Individual Poet Series. She is the author of two poetry collections, Mink Coat and black diaries, and a novel, Jilted. She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University, is a Guggenheim Fellow, and has taught at Bard, Barnard, Columbia, the New School, and in the Master’s Program at Brooklyn College. Currently she teaches the Mudfish Writing Workshop in her New York studio. She is also a painter.