Join us Sunday evening, May 2, from 8-10 pm at Bowery Poetry Club as we officially launch our Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York. Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery, between Houston and Bleecker.

We’ll have several contributors on hand; three of them — Caleb Crain, Elizabeth Bradley, and Daniel Kane — will be reading from their chapters, with topics ranging from high and low life in the nineteenth century to poetry and punk rock in the East Village in the 1970s. Cyrus and I will have a few words to say by way of introduction and conclusion.

We’ll have plenty of books on hand at a steep discount — 40% off the cover price — and we’re buying a drink for the first 100 people to arrive.

Books and beer and the beginning of summer! What more could you want?