In the middle of every field, obscured from the side by grass or cornhusks, is a clearing where she works burying swans alive into the black earth. She only buries their bodies, their wings. She packs the dirt tight around their noodle necks & they shake like long eyelashes in a hurricane. She makes me feed
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Oct 09 2017
Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated poet YRSA DALEY-SMITH for a reading and discussion of bone, a poignant collection of autobiographical poems about the heart, life, and the inner self. Daley-Smith will be joined by local poet JOSHUA BENNETT, reading from The Sobbing School.
Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark.
The poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward’s collection bone are exactly that: reflections on a particular life honed to their essence—so clear and pared-down, they become universal.
From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society’s expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward’s bone resonate to the core of what it means to be human.
“You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry.”
Foreword by Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.02138 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nov 15 2017
Join participants in Joel Dias-Porter’s workshop “Writing and Revising in 3-D” as they share new work honed in fall sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
20 Jay Street11201 Brooklyn, New York
Nov 16 2017
Women Poets at Barnard: A Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks with Jericho Brown, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Erica Hunt, Darryl Pinckney, and others
A major American poet of the twentieth century, Gwendolyn Brooks is a writer of great formal mastery and intimate observation. The author of twenty separate volumes of poetry, including the celebrated A Street in Bronzeville (1945), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen (1949), and In the Mecca (1968), as well as the experimental novel Maude Martha (1953) and other volumes of prose and collected verse.
Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100 with the Poetry Society of America, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Columbia Heyman Center for the Humanities.
Barnard, Held Lecture Hall
3009 Broadway10027 New York, New York
Nov 28 2017
Join us in conjunction with Mass Poetry for a bi-monthly reading series that promotes and bolsters Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35.
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 24 2017
Work through your feelings from a loss or grief through writing poetry. Learn writing prompts and exercises. Collaborator: The Loft Literary Center. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
347 E. 36th St.55408 Minneapolis, Minnesota
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