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JENNY MOLBERG AND ERIN ADAIR-HODGES-Let's All Die Happy and Marvels of the Invisible
Sunday, May 6 at 6PM
JENNY MOLBERG AND ERIN ADAIR-HODGES
speaking & signing
Marvels of the Invisible and Let's All Die Happy
ABOUT LET'S ALL DIE HAPPY
Winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
ABOUT MARVELS OF THE INVISIBLE
Winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press's First/Second Book Award, selected by Jeffrey Harrison. In this award-winning debut collection, the smallest things of the world bear enormous emotive weight. For Jenny Molberg, the invisible and barely visible are forms of memory, articulations of our place in the cosmos. Parsing the intersections between science and personal history, and contemplating archival letters from 17th- and 18th- century scientists along with new studies in biological phenomena, Molberg's poems examine complexities of relationships with parents and the faultiness of certainty about earthly permanence. In the title poem, a child begins by looking at an ant through a microscope, and later, as a husband and father, with the same discerning eye he recognizes the cancer in his wife's breast. MARVELS OF THE INVISIBLE sounds the depths of both grief and amazement, two kinds of awareness inseparably entwined.
ABOUT ERIN ADAIR-HODGES
Erin Adair-Hodges is the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize winner for Let’s All Die Happy, published as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in October 2017. She has been named as a Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholar in Poetry, Sewanee-Claudia Emerson scholar, and winner of the 2014 Loraine Williams Prize from The Georgia Review. A native New Mexican, Erin is now a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Toledo.
ABOUT JENNY MOLBERG
Jenny Molberg’s debut collection of poetry, Marvels of the Invisible, won the 2014 Berkshire Prize (Tupelo Press, 2017). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Gulf Coast, Boulevard, Poetry International, Best New Poets, and other publications. She teaches at the University of Central Missouri and is Co-editor of Pleiades. Find her online at jennymolberg.com
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