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May 2019

[Offsite at Hugo House] Violence & Vulnerability: Poetry for Chaotic Times with Deborah Landau and Heidi Seaborn

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Hugo House for a reading featuring two tremendous poets, Deborah Landau and Heidi Seaborn, as they share their experience of living and writing through chaos. Deborah will read from her new book, Soft Targets (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), and Heidi from her new debut collection, Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} (Mastodon Press, 2019). There will be a book launch reception and signing to follow.   Deborah Landau is the author of four collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared…

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June 2019

Reading with Shankar Narayan, Doyali Islam & Azura Tyabji

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Shankar Narayan, Doyali Islam & Azura Tyabji! Shankar Narayan explores identity, power, mythology, and technology in a world where the body is flung across borders yet possesses unrivaled power to transcend them. Shankar is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the 2017 Flyway Sweet Corn Poetry Prize, and has been a fellow at Kundiman; Jack Straw, and Hugo House. He is a 4Culture grant recipient for Claiming Space, a project to lift the voices of…

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Reading with Rae Armantrout & Ron Silliman

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a night of poetry featuring Rae Armantrout and Ron Silliman! Rae Armantrout’s most recent books, Versed, Money Shot, Just Saying, Itself, Partly: New and Selected Poems, and Entanglements, (a chapbook selection of poems in conversation with physics), were published by Wesleyan University Press. In 2010 her book Versed won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals including Poetry, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Yorker, Bomb, The Paris Review,…

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Reading with Dobby Gibson & Zachary Schomburg

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Dobby Gibson and Zachary Schomburg! Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish (Graywolf Press), and It Becomes You (Graywolf Press), which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. All three books were finalists for the Minnesota Book Award. A new full-length collection, Little Glass Planet, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2019. Zachary Schomburg is the author of 5 books of poetry including, most recently, Pulver Maar (Black Ocean 2019). His…

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July 2019

[Offsite at Hugo House] Reading with Dana Levin & Natalie Scenters-Zapico

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at Hugo House for a reading featuring two tremendous poets: Dana Levin and Natalie Scenters-Zapico! Dana Levin’s poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Best American Poetry 2015, The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The Paris Review. Her fellowships and awards include those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, as well as the Rona Jaffe, Whiting…

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