Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals like Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes,Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and childrearing. Nelson’s insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.
Please join us on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7 PM in the Joynes Reading Room for a reading by poets Heather Christle and Chistopher DeWeese.
Heather Christle (pronounced “crystal”) is the author of four poetry collections, including Heliopause and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in publications including Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. Currently a visiting poet at UT Austin, she has also taught at Antioch College, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Poetry Writing Fellow.
Christopher DeWeese is the author of The Father of the Arrow is the Thought (Octopus Books, 2015), and The Black Forest (Octopus Books, 2012). He is currently Assistant Professor of Poetry at Wright State University. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Michener Center for Writers alumna reads Wednesday, 11/12/14, in the Joynes Reading Room on the Univeristy of Texas, Austin, campus.
Fountain’s first book of Poetry, Burn Lake, won the 2009 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin. Her new book, Instant Winner, is an exploration of motherhood, spirituality, identity and everyday life.
This event is free and open to the public.