Virtual Event: Jorie Graham
in conversation with JERICHO BROWN
October 6, 2020
7:00 PM ET
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Harvard Book Store's virtual event welcomes beloved poet JORIE GRAHAM—author of over a dozen poetry collections including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Dream of a Unified Field—for a discussion of her latest collection of original work, Runaway: New Poems. She will be joined in conversation by fellow Pulitzer Prize–winning poet JERICHO BROWN, author of The Tradition.
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In her formidable and clairvoyant new collection, Runaway, Jorie Graham deepens her vision of our futurity. What of us will survive? Identity may be precarious, but perhaps love is not? Keeping pace with the desperate runaway of climate change, social disruption, our new mass migrations, she struggles to reimagine a habitable present—a now—in which we might endure, wary, undaunted, ever-inventive, “counting silently towards infinity.” Graham’s essential voice guides us fluently “as we pass here now into the next-on world,” what future we have surging powerfully through these pages, where the poet implores us “to the last be human.”
Praise for Runaway
"[Graham's] most thrilling poems hurtle through long, unpredictable lines that devour and spit out ancient echoes and internet detritus as they go . . . She in her poems remakes a world you can inhabit, one in which you can sense what it is you're letting go of, now, before it's gone." —Harper's Magazine
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