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Local Author Mark Saba
July 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
About Mark Saba:
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Mark Saba has been writing for more than thirty years in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. He has also produced and directed a poetry video.
About Ghost Tracks:
“The stories in Ghost Tracks are indeed haunted, but not by poltergeists or any other supernatural monsters. Instead, these beautifully-rendered works of short fiction are haunted by memory and missed opportunities. Mark Saba excavates a city of Pittsburgh where the factories are still producing steel and the men still have to speak in shards of blunt metallic language, where shades of meaning hover like ghosts between the words.” ~ Craig Fishbane, On the Proper Role of Desire
About Calling the Names :
In Calling the Names Mark Saba finds cues of the universal in anonymous encounters. He reconciles the “loose ends” of echoes from the past with the “painstakingly familiar”; During a five-hour train ride he prefers to read the lives that pass by on the other side of
the window rather than a book. He finds himself in the balance between heaven and earth, the known and the unknown, in a book rich with the lyrical details of his observations about the human condition.
About Painting a Disappearing Canvas:
The poems of Mark Saba are observant, philosophical, and deeply-felt. In understated
language that is precise and evocative, he takes a close look at such things as the arc of a baseball or a woman selling pot cheese. In other poems he takes a broad view: of history, evolution, and what may become of us. An artist as well as a writer, Saba writes with a painterly eye.