21st Century Renaissance is delighted to launch the debut collection entitled Proposition of an American poet living in Ireland, Arnie Yasinski.
This collection finds him playing pool as a teenager with a wounded veteran in the VA town where he lived, then married at 19, divorced, and living through the inescapable mid-life crisis. Full of longing and quintessentially male (As one of the higher apes,/libido smoldering like the map/of the Ponderosa) Arnie's poems will bear reading again and again. His proposition is uncompromising: this is him, as he is, unique yet a refraction of all men. A performance of some jazz standards by the RDS Singers will open the evening.