Hudson Area Library’s Living Poetry at the Library: A Collaboration with Fence and The Home School, Jul 30


The Hudson Area Library presents Living Poetry at the Library tomorrow. This
annual poetry reading is an ongoing collaboration with Fence, a 20 year old, nationally renowned literary journal published in Hudson and The Home School, a poetry conference that takes place in Hudson every summer and which brings more than 60 poets to town to meet, study, read, and write. This year’s featured poets are Tess Brown-Lavoie, Edgar Garcia, and Ariana Reines.

Tess Brown-Lavoie writes and farms in Providence, RI. Lite Year, her first book, won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize. Tess co-founded Sidewalk Ends Farm with her sisters in 2011, works on land access at Land For Good, and is President of the National Young Farmers Coalition.

Edgar Garcia was born in California to a family of Central American extraction. He is a
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, and works in the fields of indigenous and Latinx studies, American literature, poetry and poetics, and environmental criticism. His collection of poems and anthropological essays, Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography, won the 2018 Fence Modern Poets Series award.

Ariana Reines is an American poet, playwright, performance artist, and translator. Her books of poetry include The Cow, which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion; Mercury; and A Sand Book. She has taught at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, The New School, and Tufts University.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 / 7 – 9pm

Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

The event will be held in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.

Free. Open to the Public

For more information email, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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