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Poetry at Literati: Lauren Clark

Literati is thrilled to welcome poet Lauren Clark who will be reading from their new collection Music for a Wedding. Lauren will be joined for a post-reading conversation with poet and novelist Laura Kasischke

About Music for a Wedding:
Lauren Clark's poems move lucidly, depicting beautiful struggles of distrust, dream, grief, and intimacy. They show such conflicts through entrancing narrative drive and song-like abandon. In their unpredictable, unforgettable language, they make pain a tonic for pleasure, sorrow ground for revelation. This is a book that is celebratory, gentle, and queer.

Lauren Clark's poems have appeared in FIELD, Ninth Letter, the Offing, and many other journals. They earned an MFA from the University of Michigan, where they won four of five categories of the university’s prestigious Hopwood Awards. They have been the recipient of scholarships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute and the Sewanee Writers Conference. They work as program and development coordinator at Poets House in New York City and collaborate with Etc. Gallery in Chicago.

Laura Kasischke is a poet and novelist whose fiction has been made into several feature-length films. Her book of poems, Space, in Chains, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Chelsea, Michigan.

Event date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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$15.95
ISBN: 9780822964995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 27th, 2017

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