Poetry is Normal Presents Kara Dorris, et alia, on Tuesday, September 19, 7-8 pm Central, on YouTube Live, reading from WRITING THE SELF-ELEGY.
Kara Dorris is an assistant professor of English at Illinois College and the author of When the Body is a Guardrail and Have Ruin, Will Travel. She will introduce 6 contributors to the anthology she edited, Writing the Self-Elegy: The Past is Not Disappearing Ink (Southern Illinois University Press, 2022). Quoting from the publisher’s website, “The self-elegies she includes in this anthology mix autobiography and poetics, blending craft with race, gender, sexuality, ability and disability, and place—all of the private and public elements that build individual and social identity. These poems reflect our complicated present while connecting us to our past, acting as lenses for understanding and defining the self while facilitating reinvention.” Readers include Kara Dorris (editor), Stephanie Heit, Kasey Jueds, Anne Kaier, and Rusty Morrison.
Sponsored by the NPL Foundation.
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Registration recommended, but not required.