Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 2:00p -
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Art, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Please join the Boston Public Library poet and Boston College professor Allison Adair for a discussion about her debut poetry collection. The Clearing celebrates rural lives and landscapes, renders in heartbreaking detail the experiences of motherhood, loss, and aging, and makes a case for the value of imagination. The discussion will invite participants to consider poems and poetic images that have stuck with them over the years, and what might make some images so memorable. All are welcome.
We ask people who are interested in attending please register with an email address so we may send the Zoom link that will be used to access this program: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/.../5f57a449773d7e0304d021a4
Our community partners Trident Booksellers & Cafe is selling copies each accompanied by a bookplate signed by the author via their online store of The Clearing. To purchase this book, visit Trident's website at https://www.tridentbookscafe.com/book/9781571315144
and use the free shipping (media mail only) coupon code BPLSHIP, which can be applied under the "Coupon discount" field on the order form used during checkout.
Allison Adair’s debut collection, The Clearing, was selected by Henri Cole for Milkweed’s Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and named a New York Times "New and Noteworthy" book. Allison’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, Waxwing, and ZYZZYVA; and have been honored with the Pushcart Prize, the Florida Review Editors’ Award, and the Orlando Prize. Originally from central Pennsylvania, Allison now lives with her family in the Boston area, where she teaches at Boston College and Grub Street.