MELISSA GINSBURG, ELEANOR BOUDREAU & SANDRA SIMONDS: A NIGHT OF POETRY
Please join us as we welcome
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
for A NIGHT OF POETRY
to celebrate the launch of
by Melissa Ginsburg
ABOUT THE BOOK:
With lush imagery and surprising syntactical turns, the poems of DOLL APOLLO merge mythology with close attention to the patterns, colors, and contours of the material world. Through the figure of the paper doll, the hoax conspiracy surrounding the Apollo moon landing, and pastoral lyrics embedded with violence and beauty, Melissa Ginsburg’s feminist ecopoetics weave the domestic and celestial into considerations of female identity, desire, spiritual yearning, and doubt. Throughout, DOLL APOLLO remains rooted in landscape and music, as Ginsburg embraces her subjects with humor and verbal and formal play.
ABOUT MELISSA GINSBURG:
Melissa Ginsburg is the author of the poetry collection DEAR WEATHER GHOST and the novels THE HOUSE UPTOWN and SUNSET CITY. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, West Branch, Fence, Southwest Review, and other magazines. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi, and serves as associate editor of Tupelo Quarterly.
ABOUT ELEANOR BOUDREAU:
Eleanor Boudreau is a poet who has worked as a dry-cleaner and as a radio reporter. Her first book, Earnest, Earnest? (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020), won the 2019 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Barrow Street, Waxwing, Willow Springs, FIELD, Copper Nickel, and other journals. In August, she’ll start a new job as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of West Alabama.
ABOUT SANDRA SIMONDS:
Sandra Simonds is the award-winning author of eight books books of poetry: Triptychs (Wave Books, November 2022), Atopia (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), Orlando, (Wave Books, 2018), Further Problems with Pleasure, winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize from the University of Akron Press, Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems and criticism have been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Best American Poetry, Poetry, the American Poetry Review, the Chicago Review, Granta, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Court Green, and Lana Turner. She is the recipient of the Readers’ Choice Award for her sonnet “Red Wand,” which was published on Poets.org, the Academy of American Poets website. She went to UCLA for her BA, University of Montana for her MFA and Florida State for her PhD. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and is an Associate professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.