Rebecca Morgan Frank (Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country), January Gill O’Neil (Rewilding), and Leona Sevick (Lion Brothers) will read from their new collections of poetry.
Why should you attend?
“So much happens in these intensely lyrical poems, accompanied by such subtle music and profound, often witty, meditations on love, loneliness, rapture, and mortality. [Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country] is a beautiful book, one that asks us to see the everyday world anew, and discover in it marvelous strangeness.” —Kevin Prufer, author of How He Loved Them
“Rewilding, a relatively new ecological term, means to return an area of land to its original state. Reveling in letting go of the damaged and broken parts of ourselves while celebrating renewal and new beginnings, O’Neil’s poetry examines the external worlds of race and culture and the internal, personal worlds of family and desire. Ultimately, these poems tap into what is wild and good in all of us.” —CavanKerry
“Leona Sevick’s Lion Brothers is a psychologically astute, keen, and powerful sequence of poems that harness the luminous particulars of experience and race to reveal worlds within and behind the immediate, visible one.” —Arthur Sze, author of Compass Rose
This event is part of the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.