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About Ed by Robert Glück: A Celebration


Small Press Traffic celebrates the release of Robert Glück’s About Ed (The New York Review of Books, 2023), about the artist Ed Aulerich-Sugai and much else. It is “a challenging and beautiful book by one of America's finest and most adventurous writers.”

"I’ve probably never anticipated a book so eagerly. About Ed is love the way it happens: awkward, lyrical with antagonism, stuff & flourish. Love has duration and is irreplaceable. And this is such a book." —Eileen Myles

Please join us as we “leap through Ed into lyric time.”

Robert Glück will be introduced by Brandon Brown.


This event is co-sponsored by The New York Review of Books and City Lights. Books will be for sale through City Lights at the event.

Friday, November 17 | 7:00 pm
Friday, November 17, 2023
7:00 pm


The Lab
2948 16th St, SF

Livestream at 7:30pm on YouTube


A wheelchair lift can be accessed through the center doors of the Redstone Building (2940 16th Street). Contact SPT in advance if you will need the doors to the lift open. The Lab supports Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) through its mixing board. Each bathroom has one stall with a 35 inch clearance at the door.

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Robert Glück

Robert Glück is a poet, fiction writer, critic, and editor. In the late 70’s, he and Bruce Boone founded New Narrative, a literary movement of self-reflexive storytelling that combines essay, lyric, and autobiography in one work. Glück is the author of the story collections, Elements and Denny Smith, the novels, Jack the Modernist, Margery Kempe, and About Ed, and a volume of collected essays, Communal Nude. His books of poetry include La Fontaine with Bruce Boone, Reader, In Commemoration of the Visit with Kathleen Fraser, and I, Boombox. With Camille Roy, Mary Burger and Gail Scott, he edited the anthology Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative. Glück was co-director of Small Press Traffic and associate editor at Lapis Press. He served as director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, where he is an emeritus professor. Glück is a potter as well as a writer, and he has shown his ceramics in the USA and in Europe. He lives in San Francisco.

Photo credit: Xavi Permanyer

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