Left Bank Books poets Stacey Lynn Brown and Cassie Donish, who will sign and read from their newest collections, “The Shallows” and “The Year of the Femme,” at this special event in celebration of National Poetry Month!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of any of the poets’ featured titles from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
In “The Shallows,” Stacey Lynn Brown continues her potent exploration of the American South—its complex legacies of family and race. These harrowing yet ultimately hopeful new poems depict a daughter grappling with the aftermath of her father’s massive stroke and her own concurrent struggles with a debilitating and mysterious illness.
In “The Year of the Femme,” Cassie Donish explores the conflicting diplomacies of body and thought while stranding us in a field, in a hospital, on a shoreline. These are poems that assess and dwell in a a sensual, fantastically queer mode.