Join us to celebrate the launch of Hailey Higdon’s chapbook Rural (Drop Leaf Press), featuring readings by the author, Sarah Heady, and Tanya Holtland!
Hailey Higdon is originally from Nashville. She is the author of several poetry chapbooks including, The State In Which (above/ground), Packing (Bloof Books), How to Grow Almost Everything (Agnes Fox), Yes & What Happens (Dusie Kollektiv), and A Wild Permanence (forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press). Her recent interview with Joanne Kyger appeared at Queen Mobs Teahouse shortly before her death in March 2017. Rural is an impossible book. Drop Leaf Press is bravely making it possible, with the magic of intention.
Sarah Heady is the librettist of UNFINISHED, a new opera about the death and life of a women’s college, in collaboration with composer Joshua Groffman. She is the author of Niagara Transnational (Fourteen Hills, 2013), winner of the 2013 Michael Rubin Book Award, and Tatted Insertion (San Francisco State University, 2014), with artist Leah Virsik. Sarah lives in San Francisco, where she works as a grant writer and co-edits Drop Leaf Press, a small women-run poetry outfit. More at sarahheady.com.
Tanya Holtland is author of the chapbook Inner River (Drop Leaf Press, 2016). Her poetry and nonfiction appear in The Collagist, Statement Magazine, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, OXALIS, and elsewhere. Recently artist-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh, her libretto FATED, a collaboration with composer Daniela Candillari, will premiere there this winter.