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*ON MAIN FLOOR* Poetry at Literati: Valencia Robin

As part of our ongoing Poetry at Literati Series, we welcome Valencia Robin in support of her debut collection, Ridiculous Light.

*** Please note: this event will take place on Literati's Main Floor.***

Valencia Robin’s first collection of poems, Ridiculous Light, won Persea Books’ 2018 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize.  A visual artist as well as a poet, her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in the New York Times, TriQuarterly, Foundry, Black Renaissance Noire, Kweli, The Cortland Review and elsewhere.  Says Diana Whitney of the San Francisco Chronicle about Ridiculous Light: “These are praise poems for a dark time, musical poems that conjure up stories, transcendent poems to give to your mother, your lover, your friends, yourself.” The New York Times says: “The narrative lyrics in this debut collection travel from intimate to socio-historical and back again, finding room for routine wonders.” A Cave Canem Fellow, Valencia Robin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan. She currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. For more information, please see: valenciarobin.com

 

Event date: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ridiculous Light: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780892554966
Availability: Available for Special Order. Usually Arrives in our Store within in 1-5 Business Days.
Published: Persea Books - March 12th, 2019