Celebrate Poetry: Art for the Urgent Issues of Our Time
An annual celebration of writers, book, and readers, the Book Lovers Ball features a seated dinner, live auction, presentation of the Milkweed Award for Distinguished Contributions to Literary Culture, storytelling from authors, and more!
We are delighted to be welcoming three poets we’ve had the honor of publishing here at Milkweed Editions in recent years to share both remarks and poems with you at this year’s Book Lovers Ball! Each of these poets make a distinct case for the power of poetry. Limón,...
Poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, joins us in the bookstore to read from her debut poetry collection, Solve for Desire. As the Millions says of Bailey's work, “Her words rest in that curious space between abstraction and touch, so this is a book to place upon one’s soul.”
Selected by Victoria Chang, this winner of the Jake Adam York Prize is a deeply personal examination of violent masculinity, driven by a yearning for more compassionate ways of being. With arresting lyricism and humility, these poems attend to the insecurities that hide at the heart of what’s been turned harsh, offering a smoldering but redemptive and tender view of the lost, looked over, and forgotten.