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Poetry is Normal Presents Susanna Lang and Christina Lovin

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Poets Susanna Lang of Chicago and Christina Lovin, formerly of central Illinois and now living in central Kentucky, will read from their new chapbooks, bound together in the Delphi Series published by Blue Lyra Press. Lang will read from Self-Portraits and Lovin will read from God of Sparrows.

Supported by the Normal Public Library Foundation.

More about our featured poets -

Susanna Lang’s chapbook, Self-Portraits has just been released in October 2020 by Blue Lyra Press, and her translation of Baalbek by Nohad Salameh is forthcoming in 2021 from L’Atelier du Grand Tétras. Her third full-length collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, was published in 2017 by Terrapin Books. A two-time Hambidge fellow, her poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Prairie Schooner, december, Delos, The Literary Review, American Life in Poetry and The Slowdown. Her translations of poetry by Yves Bonnefoy include Words in Stone and The Origin of Language, and she is now working with Souad Labbize on new translations. She lives and teaches in Chicago. More information available at

Christina Lovin's prose and poetry have appeared in over one hundred literary journals and anthologies in the U.S., as well as abroad. She has published six volumes of poetry (God of Sparrows, Echo, A Stirring in the Dark, Flesh, Little Fires, and What We Burned for Warmth). Lovin is the recipient of numerous poetry awards, writing residencies, fellowships, and grants, most notably the AWP Kurt Brown Scholarship, the Al Smith Fellowship from Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grants, and an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. A native Illinoisan, Lovin currently teaches writing full-time in Central Kentucky, where she is accessory faculty in the Bluegrass Writers Studio, the MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University.