Free and open to the public.
Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me, 2018, most recently a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Wayne Miller (Post-, 2016, winner of the UNT Rilke Prize) will give readings and be in conversation with Dr Catherine Gander of Maynooth University, Ireland.
Praise for Holy Moly Carry Me:
“In the stunning, exact, and haunting book Holy Moly Carry Me, Meitner’s strong signature voice is on full display, but with a complex empathy for the violent, messed-up world. These are powerful poems that wonder, ache, fear, question, delve into history, and somehow never stop praising the human capacity for survival.” - Ada Limón
Praise for Post-:
“This is poetry at its most powerful: instrument of change, defense against the commonplace of mall shooters and hoax bombs, deeply entered wisdom of the body in both birth and dying, and a bastion against loss and forgetting. Wayne Miller’s Post- doesn’t take this century lying down, it is a ringing rejoinder to those who say poetry does not matter. In Miller’s lines, we hear the ancient magic of sorrow transformed to hope, elegy bent back around to ode.”—D. A. Powell