Dessa announces book reading at the Guthrie


Fans of Doomtree's Dessa Darling would do well to check out the rapper's new book of poetry and prose, Spiral Bound. After reading the book over the weekend, I wholeheartedly agree with fellow Gimme Noise contributor David Hansen, who recently wrote that Spiral Bound is "a dominantly dazzling literary debut."

Dessa will officially release the book at the Guthrie Theater on February 7 at an event hosted by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Steve Marsh, who will lend his self-described "signature blend of careening intellectualism, dry humor, and earnest curiosity" to the event. In addition to a live Q&A between Marsh and Dessa, the night will include performances by acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith and appearances by writers John Jodzio and Shane Hawley.

For the performance portion of the evening, Dessa will be joined by Aby Wolf, Megan Currath, Cecil Otter, and DJ Paper Tiger.

The event is being held in the 199-seat Dowling Studio at the Guthrie; if the stellar lineup for this event is any indication, tickets will sell fast. You can reserve yours now via the Guthrie website.