October 26th, 2016
You’re invited to help me celebrate the launching of my second book, Among the Lost! Yay! It’s on November 10, 2016, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe Street, Waterbury. I’ll read from it, answer questions, sign copies. There will be refreshments at the reading and next door at Stowe Street Café. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to others! Here’s an excerpt from the publisher’s description of the book:
Among the Lost: In Dante’s Wake Book 2
Among the Lost, set in the modern American rust belt, is a meditation drawn from Dante’s Purgatorio. To Dante, Purgatory was the mountain where souls not damned went after death to cleanse themselves of sin in preparation for entering Paradise. What, Steinzor asks, are we preparing ourselves for, having lost the fear of hell and the hope of heaven, in the course of our daily urban existence? And whatever that is, how do we go about preparing for it?.
Praise for Among the Lost
What a magnificent ascension Seth Steinzor is achieving. Having embarked on a latter-day retelling of the Divine Comedy, he has already descended into the Inferno and has now risen to the peak of Mount Purgatory, regaling us along the way with apt parallels to Dante’s infernal and purgatorial people, places, and purposes. We are indeed fortunate to have Steinzor following Dante’s footsteps.
—Rennie McQuilkin, Connecticut Poet Laureate