To Carry and Be Carried: Reading New Poetry from Ada Limón and Erika Meitner (18113)

One Saturday, December 8, 1 to 3 p.m.


$40 (10% off for members)
NEW DATE AND LOCATION: Now at Connecticut Ave. Join award-winning poet Sandra Beasley for a close reading and discussion from brand-new collections by two of America’s best contemporary women poets. 
Tender and brave, Ada Limón’s The Carrying engages questions surrounding fertility, and the transitions between youthful rapture and adult responsibility. Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry. 
By turns resilient and raucous, Erika Meitner’s Holy Moly Carry Me takes us to Southern Appalachia and wrestles with racial and religious tension, gun violence, and the perils of parenting. Meitner is the author of five collections including Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. 
We’ll focus on a few fantastic poems from each collection that showcase craft, image, and humor, while speaking to the larger thematic concerns of the book. No expertise necessary—this conversation is for poetry lovers of all levels of experience, with time for questions. Participants are encouraged to purchase these titles, but hand-outs of all poems selected for discussion will also be available. 

Ada Limón’s The Carrying (9781571315120)

Erika Meitner’s Holy Moly Carry Me (9781942683629)

Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections, including Count the Waves (W.W. Norton), as well as the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown). Honors for her work include an NEA Literature Fellowship; distinguished writer residencies at Wichita State University, Cornell College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the University of Mississippi; and three D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is on the faculty of the University of Tampa’s low-residency MFA program, and periodically teaches at The American University.  She is also the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (University of Georgia Press), just out this fall.

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The Carrying: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571315120
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

Holy Moly Carry Me (American Poets Continuum #166) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942683629
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Published: BOA Editions - September 11th, 2018