One winter’s night, Ruby Drake’s beloved parents perish in an accident—and suddenly, Ruby finds herself penniless and nearly alone in the world. Her new path eventually takes her to Harvester, to romance, and to a journey of selfhood on the prairie.
Join the Minnesota Book Awards for a pop-up event during The Loft's Wordplay. 2019 Kay Sexton Award Honoree and author David Mura will moderate a conversation and reading with three of this year's poetry finalists: Mary Moore Easter, Claire Wahmanholm (Wilder, 2018), and Chaun Webster.
Join The Gallery Upstairs at the Institute Library for the opening reception of A Blue Dark. In this exhibition, Connecticut-based visual artist Fritz Horstman collaborates with Paris-based poet, translator, and Zheng harpist Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Sea Summit, 2016) to explore a cross-genre range of textual/non-textual responses to the presence of a luminous dark.
Join the New York Botaincal Garden for a lecture by William Bryant Logan, author of Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, followed by a converstaion with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass (2014).
When Gregory Orr was twelve years old, he shot and killed his brother in a hunting accident. Guilt weighed on him throughout a childhood split between the rural Hudson Valley and jungles of Haiti. But eventually his experiences led him to understand that art, particularly poetry, could work as a powerful source of healing.
Gregory Orr is the author of more than ten collections of poems, including, most recently, The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write, and several volumes of essays, criticism and memoir. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for The Blessing.
"Popol Vuh · Popol Vuh" is a coursed dinner that pairs excerpts of The Popol Vuh, the story, with dishes created by Executive Chef Jose Alarcon. This event will feature local poet Michael Bazzett and his translation of the ancient Mayan creation epic.