Maggie Anderson (Dear All), Kevin Prufer (How He Loved Them), and Melissa Stein (Terrible Blooms) will read from their latest collections of poetry.
Why should you attend?
“[Dear All] moves from the personal to the public, from the private room of the heart where losses are conferred, to the world’s stage of mindless, unaccountable war…. The vulnerability in these poems is real, but so is the hope.” —Maurice Manning, author of The Common Man
“Prufer considers the complex relationship between beauty and violence in his remarkable seventh collection of poetry, tracing the barely perceptible ways that industrial modernity ‘gilds us until we glitter.’” —Publishers Weekly
“[Melissa Stein’s] sentences are beautifully choreographed; they start and stop the motion of her poems with a nearly invisible, effortless authority.” —Mark Doty, author of Fire to Fire
This event is part of the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.