Gravendyk Winner (11/13)

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Book Launch and Celebration for Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual by Adam D. Martinez


FREE • Saturday, November 13 • 11 AM–2 PM
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave • Riverside
Mask AND Proof of Vaccination required.
RSVP required: https://tinyurl.com/RemythLaunch

Join Inlandia Institute at Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, November 13, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, as we celebrate the launch of Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize-winner Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual by Adam D. Martinez.

Remyth is a baptism and an exorcism. It’s Hip-Hop and Punk. It’s high art meeting low art at the church altar. It’s a Works Cited page meeting with a ruthless remix culture unwilling to claim ownership and more than willing to take what it needs to make meaning.

Remyth is a concept that is indebted to remix culture and self-preservation. The spirit of this book is a ritual in form and content, aiming to make sense of a life filled with social media, distrust, anxiety, depression, pop culture, and longing for the feelings that relics of the past can create. This collection of poetry joins various poetic styles (such as prose, rhizomes, futurist, and free verse) to highlight the psychic and corporeal effects of being a multicultural 20-something navigating identity post-heartbreak and in the nascent stages of coming to terms with childhood traumas.

The poetry reading and book launch are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To RSVP visit https://tinyurl.com/RemythLaunch

To order Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual, please visit Inlandia Books at: https://inlandia-institute.square.site/shop/Preorders/10.

Adam Daniel Martinez first scraped his knee playing in his hometown of San Bernardino, California. Since then, as a first-generation Chicano college student, he has earned a dual MA/MFA in English and Creative Writing at Chapman University. Adam has written and performed music in the Inland Empire for over 15 years, most notably under the moniker Faimkills. He is the co-founder of Pour Vida, a digital literary zine. Currently, Adam enjoys sharing his love for words with his students as an English professor at Chaffey College. He lives in Redlands, California with his wife and two cats, Virginia and Percival.

This event is supported in part by an award from the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more about the California Arts Council at www.arts.ca.gov.

Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

This event is supported in part by an award from the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more about the California Arts Council at www.arts.ca.gov.

Additional funding provided by the City of Riverside.

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