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Poetry at Literati: Sam Ross

Literati is thrilled to welcome poet Sam Ross who will be reading from his debut collection Company. Sam will be joined for a post-reading conversation with author Akil Kumarasamy. 

About Company:
." . . . Ross pitches nothing less than a stubborn belief in tenderness and in the patience both to look everywhere for it and to trustingly wait for it ('I would learn rare // and love and want and wait. / I had to start at the beginning.') This is a debut both tough and tender, the poems of a man who's been made to look away from the world plenty, and has found a way to look steadily back." --Carl Phillips, judge of the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry

The author of Company(Four Way Books 2019), winner of the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, selected by Carl Phillips, Sam Ross was born in Indiana and lives in New York City. He received his MFA from Columbia University, where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow, and has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Akil Kumarasamy is a writer from New Jersey. Her fiction has appeared in Harper's MagazineAmerican Short FictionBoston Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has been a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the University of East Anglia. Half Gods is her first book.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Company (Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945588334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Four Way Books - February 15th, 2019