Join us and Tupelo Press as we celebrate the release of Lisa Hiton’s debut poetry collection, Afterfeast, which was selected for the 2019 Dorset Prize by Mary Jo Bang. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Lisa Hiton’s Afterfeast begins by considering philosophical questions arising from the experience of desire and intimacy: What does love reveal about—and make possible within—the individual? Can we ever truly understand another person’s experience of the world around them? To what extent is the other ultimately inaccessible, a world unto herself? Pillared by massive, ambitious poems in the tradition of Modernism, these lyrics imbue landscapes as varied as Greece and America with new tension and new significance, as the speaker searches for answers to these provocative questions of love and inheritance. Through her graceful curation of imagery and enviable command of narrative, Hiton ultimately transforms our understanding of history and desire.
About the Author: Lisa Hiton holds degrees from Boston University and Harvard University. Her work has appeared in Lambda Literary, The Common, and Kenyon Review, and has been honored with the AWP Kurt Brown Prize. She is the poetry editor of The Adroit Journal. She is also the founder and co-director of Queer Poem-a-Day at the Deerfield Public Library.
About Tupelo Press: Tupelo Press, which released its first five books in the fall of 2001, is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Find out more at tupelopress.org.
Afterfeast will be released on October 1. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"To read these poems is to stand among haunted ruins on ‘the hot slab of history,’ to witness different kinds of survival, how disappeared and durable spaces endure alike in time, and in a mind. I envy readers their first entry into the ripe world of this book. A stunningly mature debut—symphonic and bracing and profound."
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