An Evening with Diane Seuss
|Thursday, Nov. 4||7:00 PM||Register|
In this powerhouse collection of 100+ sonnets, Seuss fearlessly and forthrightly explores grief, class, gender, life in rural America and poetic traditions stretching before, and beyond her. These poems both follow and break the rules of the sonnet form, simultaneously bowing their heads in homage to its storied history and thumbing their noses at its strictures.
Diane Seuss is the author of four other books of poetry. Her previous collection, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, (Graywolf Press 2018) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. Four-Legged Girl (Graywolf Press 2015) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Seuss is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. She received the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2021. She was raised by a single mother in rural Michigan, which she continues to call home.