Reading: Albert Goldbarth at Prairie Lights
Albert Goldbarth’s rollicking new book, The Adventures of Form and Content, is a sharply insightful exploration of the dualities of gender and sex, body and mind, youth and old age, health and illness, the hilarious and the grave, and of course, form and content. His first essay collection in a decade winds through the checkered history of sci-fi and pulp fictions, the erotic poetry of Catullus, the gravelly songs of Springsteen, the discovery of planets, and encounters prehistoric cave artists and NASA astronauts. Taking shape from the ACE Doubles format of the 1950s, The Adventures of Form and Content invites readers to begin on either end, offering a true doubles experience.
Albert Goldbarth has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He is the author of five previous collections of essays, including Many Circles: New and Selected Essays. He lives in Wichita, Kansas.