Thursday, April 25, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes poet and former St. Louisan Holly Iglesias, who will sign and read from her new collection, Sleeping Things, at this special National Poetry Month event!
Holly Iglesias is the author of three poetry collections, Souvenirs of a Sunken World (Kore Press), Angles of Approach (White Pine Press), and Sleeping Things (Press 53) and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry (Quale Press). She has taught at University of North Carolina-Asheville and University of Miami, focusing on documentary and archival poetry, and translated the work of Cuban poet, Caridad Atencio. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Cultural Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
"Whether turning her attention to Catholic grade school Cold War days where "students pray to pure space, that place where the future blooms," the Cuban community in Miami conjuring an island that seems almost imaginary, or the glimpse of a younger self sipping coffee in Spain "dressed as the girl in Dylan's song who never stumbles, who's got no place to fall," Iglesias unfailingly finds the pitch-perfect, sonic delight that only poetry can provide." --David Clewell
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Sleeping Things from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
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Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.