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Daniel C. Remein, Claire Donato & Adrian Shirk

Claire Donato, Daniel C. Remein, and Adrian Shirk will read at Berl's on an auspicious date—10/10—to celebrate Daniel C. Remein's new book, A Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums. 

Claire Donato writes across genres and is the author of two books: Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), a not-novel novel, and The Second Body (Poor Claudia, 2016), a collection of poems. Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Territory, DIAGRAM, Bennington Review, BOMB, Fanzine, and The Elephants. She teaches in the BFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute, is a Mentor for the PEN Prison Writing Project, and lives with one cat and 48 houseplants.

Daniel C. Remein is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston. A co-founder of the Organism for Poetic Research, his work includes the chapbooks Pearl (Organism for Poetic Research, 2012) and Picket Songs (Dispatches, 2017), as well as essays on medieval and modern poetics.

Adrian Shirk is an American essayist and memoirist. She is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (Counterpoint Press), a hybrid-memoir exploring American women prophets and mystics, named an NPR Best Book of 2017. Shirk was raised in Portland, Oregon, and has since lived in New York and Wyoming. She’s a columnist at Catapult, and her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, among others. Currently, she teaches in Pratt Institute’s BFA Creative Writing Program, and lives on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers with her husband, Sweeney, and Quentin the cat.