Laura Eve Engel - THINGS THAT GO

Start: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
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Houston, TX 77005

Laura Eve Engel will be in conversation with Jessica Wilbanks

Framed by a retelling of the Biblical story of Lot's wife, who looked back on the destruction of her city and was transformed into a monument of its destruction, Laura Eve Engel's muscular poems enact a long, unblinking look at symbols of American progress--trains, buildings, the vast American west--to strain against the notion of looking as passive. These poems suggest a constant and powerful movement forward as an antidote to the current moment, and to the heart's timeless struggles with itself. This ambitious debut wrestles with the ethics of love and loss, and bears witness to our collective experience of limitless looking, reminding us that "the future is coming / and we're all in it."


Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books). The recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in The Awl, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The Nation, PEN America, Tin House and elsewhere. She's in a band called The Old Year.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780986181184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Octopus Books - December 15th, 2018