In Person: David Keplinger appearing at Politics and Prose

Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 5:00pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

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Join David Keplinger for the launch of his collection Ice.

"I am asking how much more / I have to learn from this," Keplinger writes. "You are asking that same question." In these poems, he turns to our predecessors for guidance in picking apart the forces that govern modernity--masculinity, power, knowledge, conquest. Cryptic visitants arrive in the form of Gilgamesh, "searching for a way to stay in pain forever"; a grandmother mending socks, "her face in the dark unchanging"; Emily Dickinson, lingering at her window; a lion cub, asleep in ice for millennia.