An Evening of Inspired Poetry Readings To Give Us Solace and Help Us Through the Pandemic, With Poets Mark Wunderlich & Tessa Kale
Wunderlich’s God of Nothingness is a book for those who have seen death up close or even quietly wished for it. In these poems, honed to a devastating edge, Mark Wunderlich asks: How is it we go on as those around us die? And why go on at all? This collection is a brilliant testament to the human ability to make something tough-minded and resilient out of despair and the inevitability of death drawing near. Mark Wunderlich is the author of The Earth Avails, winner of the Rilke Prize; Voluntary Servitude; and The Anchorage, winner of the Lambda Literary Award. He teaches at Bennington College and lives in the Hudson Valley.
In Crow’s Cup, Tessa Kale deftly ranges from Hudson River scenes past and present to Neolithic Europe, from nineteenth-century Hamburg brothels to 1970s performance art, and from inside a beehive to the farthest celestial reaches, in poems that capture the wonder and fragility of worlds without and within, and the sheer “joy of flying sideways.” The interplay of art and nature, of culture and climate, lies at the heart of this award-winning collection. Tessa Kale is the author of the prize-winning chapbook The Hudson Line and has had poems published in The Yale Review, The Western Humanities Review, Prelude, and many other publications. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, she works as an editor on The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry. She lives in Poughkeepsie.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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