Book Launch with Sam Magavern & Monica Angle

Join us as Sam Magavern and Monica Angle launch their new book,

Ovid’s Creek (BlazeVOX), at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The event will start in the BPAC auditorium with a reading and slide show;

it will continue with a book signing and reception upstairs.

This event is free and open to the public

The original artworks pictured in the book (oil pastels on paper) will be available for purchase,

with all proceeds benefiting the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Books will be available for sale by Talking Leaves Books

As Carl Dennis describes the book, “In Ovid's Creek Sam Magavern, in paying tribute to the Roman poet Ovid, works out his own ars poetica, one that values plainness over ornament, playfulness over solemnity, and liveliness over propriety and elevation. These virtues are paralleled by the landscapes of Monica Angle, which offer provisional, momentary takes on experience rather than stable images of the permanent. The result is a book of peculiar freshness.”

Sam Magavern’s work includes a non-fiction book, Primo Levi’s Universe, and a book of poetry, Noah’s Ark. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Paris Review, and Antioch Review.

Monica Angle is an artist whose solo exhibitions include shows at the Burchfield Penney ArtCenter and the Fralin Museum of Art.


Event date: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
SKU: 9781609644338s