An Afternoon with Jeffrey Harrison & Matthew Lippman: Sunday, Nov 8, 3 pm, ET
Jeffrey Harrison reads from his sixth full-length book of poetry, Between Lakes (Four Way Books, September, 2020), where the death of the speaker’s father places him in the ever-shifting zone between the living and the dead while also sending him back into his journey to manhood. Old arguments are reimagined: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a participant in one’s life as well as a witness and recorder of the lives of others?The exploration of these questions leads to new discoveries, including the way time reshapes the vision of one’s life and alters relationships, remaking a shared history.
Matthew Lippman reads from Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful (Four Way Books, 2020), which won the 2018 Levis Prize in Poetry – a collection that “takes on issues of sex, politics, race, religion, and poetry, all subjects our mothers warned us not to bring up at a dinner party. It's outrageously American, crass, funny, fast talking, unbound, and yes, sadly beautiful.” – notes Levis poetry judge Dorianne Laux. Lippman is the Editor and Founder of the web-based project Love’s Executive Order (www.lovesexecutiveorder.com) and calls its weekly poems by different poets a chronicle of poetic protest during the current political time.
The event is a live-only webinar.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions via Q & A after the reading.
Support the poets by buying their books from independent bookstores.
Ten percent of book proceeds from Porter Square Books returns to the Friends.
Go to Porter Square Books at www.portersquarebooks.com In Search, type poet's name to access book's ordering page.
This free virtual event is sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.