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EVENTS

J. Drew Lanham

Place & Race: Book Launch and conversation with J. Drew

Join J. Drew Lanham in celebration of his debut memoir, THE HOME PLACE: A COLORED MAN'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NATURE, which Helen Macdonald (author of H IS FOR HAWK) calls "A goundbreaking work about race and the American landscape."

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Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Poet & Translator Fiona Sze-Lorrain Reads at 51 Main

"Poet and translator Fiona Sze-Lorrain will read from and discuss her new collection of poetry, "The Ruined Elegance," and her translations of Chinese poetry, in particular "Sea Summit," the new collection by Yi Lu. Doors open at 7 for reception with...

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Faith Sullivan

Faith Sullivan at Edinburgh Golf Course

Email [email protected] for information.

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Rest in Peace, Max Ritvo

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Chris Santiago wins 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

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Milkweed at #AWP16

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RT @StribBooks: Mpls publisher @Milkweed_Books will publish book on Amy and Dave Freeman's year in BWCA. https://t.co/88dE0B3af7

Now at #MilkweedBooks! @dalkeyarchive's new English translation of Arno Schmidt's literary https://t.co/ILPpdibVlV https://t.co/pdgmbmMV9x

Fiona Sze-Lorrain talks w Yi Lu for Poetry Society of America: "My poetic creation is in sync with my scenography:" https://t.co/Bho61KMA9D

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