A Virtual Poetry Reading with Rick Hilles and Danny Lawless

Oct 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Zoom Poetry Reading

Registration is needed for participation. The Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

There is no charge for this event. We have included the option of a $7 charge for this event to help defray the cost. We would also appreciate your purchase of a copy of one of Rick Hilles’ poetry collection Brother Savage here and Map of the Lost World here. You can purchase Daniel Lawless’ poems: The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With here.

Rick Hilles is the author of Brother Salvage (winner of the 2005 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and named 2006 Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine) and A Map of the Lost World (February 2012), listed as a “Top Pick” on Library Journal’s website; both with the University of Pittsburgh Press. Among his honors are a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, and fellowships from the Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France), the Stegner Program at Stanford, the Institute for Creative Writing at U.W.-Madison, and the Fulbright Program. His poems, translations, and essays have appeared in Boston Review, Field, Harper’s, Literary Imagination, Michigan Quarterly Review, Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, and Salmagundi. He is currently working on two poetry manuscripts: a book-length poem called, The Invisible Thread, substantial portions of which have appeared in Hudson Review, Literary Imagination, and Missouri Review; and The Empathy Machine, individual poems from this collection have appeared in American Literary Review, Connotations Press: an Online Artifact, Five Points, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and have accompanied performances by the Nashville Sinfonietta, conducted by Dean Whiteside. He is an Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches all levels of poetry courses, including in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Daniel Lawless is a Professor of English at St. Petersburg College and is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry.

Daniel Lawless’s book, The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2018. Recent poems appear in The American Journal of Poetry, The Common, FIELD, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and other journals; forthcoming in upstreet, Two Horatio, Asheville Review. He is a 2018-2019 recipient of a Shifting Foundation grant and the founder and editor of Plume: A Journal of Contemporary PoetryPlume Editions, and the annual Plume Poetry anthologies.

Daniel Lawless knows—as one of his poem titles has it— “The Memory of My Memory Is My Memory.” Like everything else in this wrenching, dazzling volume, remembering is mediated by wit and skepticism. These are poems of great beauty and authentic pain, as well as a wincing humor. The world in these poems comes at the reader as a mesmerizing swarm of images.—Ron Smith, author of The Humility of the Brutes and Its Ghostly Workshop


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