Jul 29 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PNCA’s MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research (CT+CR) welcomes poet and editor Éireann Lorsung for a reading from her new book “Her Book,” published by Milkweed Editions.
Éireann Lorsung’s luminous voice is distilled through multiple unnamed female speakers in her second collection. Full of youth, wonder, and imagination, “Her Book” crosses distances and generations to celebrate the lives of women, their individual and shared experiences, and the bonds that bring them together. This is also a book about translation (of experience into art, of knowledge across time and space) and conversation (with, for instance, work by Kiki Smith, widely known as a feminist artist). Lorsung writes additionally about her time spent in England and friendships she formed with women there. Together, these poems comprise both her book (Lorsung’s), and her (encompassing all who identify with that word).