I’m excited to share that I’ll be hosting my first poetry reading and discussion over Zoom! My event is called What Can A Woman Say?: Exploring Gender in Poetry. I’ll be reading from Neoteny: Poems, answering your questions about poetry and the writing life, and giving away three free copies of my forthcoming audiobook! Join me on Monday, March 30, 2020, from 11:00-11:40AM, Eastern Time.
Too often, the events that celebrate women only focus on domestic nightmares and large-scale tragedies, but this discussion will invite students to consider what a woman can say and how gender works in poetry. A century ago, Virginia Woolf looked to a golden age of literary women, where their gifts would be “trained and strengthened.” So we will ask, what do we expect of women poets? And what can poetry show us about gender, love, tender feelings, intellect, and sensory experience?
Here is the event’s Facebook page, where I’m taking questions and posting updates! To join us for the live webcast, just follow this Zoom web address. If you can’t make it, no worries: we’ll be posting a recording online soon!
I hope to see you on Zoom! And check out the EVENTS tab at the top of this page for more info on future happenings.