Live from Prairie Lights: Rebecca Lehmann with Sarah London
*** This event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule these poets in the Fall***
Writers’ Workshop Poetry alums Sarah London and Rebecca Lehmann will read from Upkeep and Ringer.
Poetry editor of the Woven Tale Press, Sara London will read from Upkeep.
“I greatly admire how her understanding of elegy is in tension with her humor and essential hopefulness...her work embodies what Seamus Heaney once called ‘the steadfastness of speech articulation,’ in which her care for language is continuous with her care for other people and the world.” —Tom Sleigh
London is also the author of The Tyranny of Milk. Her poems have appeared in The Common, Quarterly West, Cortland Review, The Hudson Review, Poetry East, The Iowa Review, and the Poetry Daily anthology. She has taught at Mount Holyoke and Amherst colleges. Sara grew up in California and Vermont, attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and lived for many years in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and teaches at Smith College.
Rebecca Lehmann will read from Ringer, winner of the 2018 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry.
". . . the whole book rings with surprising images and zingy word-choices, all dedicated to presenting the most mundane things in their truly astonishing particularity. Sharply attuned to issues relating to women—and the ways they've intensified in the current political climate—the work speaks with a fierce and necessary determination infused with an energy not devoid of hope." —Cole Swensen
Rebecca Lehmann is the author of Between the Crackups, winner of the Crashaw Prize. Her poems have been published in Tin House, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Fence, and Boston Review. She lives in South Bend, Indiana, where she is an assistant professor of English at Saint Mary’s College.