Mark Doten in conversation w/ Keith Kopka: TRUMP SKY ALPHA

Blue Stoop Presents
a reading and discussion with Mark Doten
—author of TRUMP SKY ALPHA—
in conversation with Keith Kopka!

A novel on the political madness of our time and the Internet’s deep workings, by the author of The Infernal

One year after the president has plunged the world into nuclear war, a journalist takes refuge in the Twin Cities Metro Containment Zone. On assignment, she documents internet humor at the end of the world, hoping along the way to find the final resting place of her wife and daughter. What she uncovers, hidden amid spiraling memes and twitter jokes in an archive of the internet’s remnants, are references to an enigmatic figure known only as Birdcrash, who may hold the key to an uncertain future.

Mark Doten is the author of The Infernal. One of Granta’s 2017 Best of Young American Novelists, he is the literary fiction editor at Soho Press and teaches in Columbia University’s graduate writing program. He lives in Brooklyn.

Keith Kopka is an Assistant Professor of English at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. His poetry and criticism have recently appeared in The International Journal of The BookMid-American ReviewNew Ohio ReviewNinth Letter, and many others. Kopka was a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series and won the 2017 International Award for Excellence from the Books, Publishing & Libraries Research Network. He is also a co-founder and the Director of Operations for Writers Resist, a Senior Editor at Narrative Magazine, a recipient of a Chautauqua Arts Fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center poetry fellow.
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Trump Sky Alpha: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978280
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 19th, 2019

The Infernal: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977016
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 17th, 2015