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6/21/2022 – Francis Daulerio Launches New Poetry Collection in Philly
June 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Francis Daulerio will be launching his latest poetry collection at PhilaMOCA with Caiola & Jeff Zeigler on June 21, 2022.
Joy is the new full-length collection of poetry by Francis Daulerio, author of If & When We Wake, Please Plant This Book, and With a Difference. Beginning with one pregnancy and ending with another, Joy examines the ways in which we keep ourselves alive and hold each other up. It covers the highs and lows of looking for happiness while living with depression and anxiety, frequently settling in the mundanity of normal life, hunting for beauty in the plain and celebrating each bit of it. While the title may suggest a lighthearted read, the book is more about the seeking than the finding, centering around the birth of Daulerio’s first child while coping with the loss of friend and collaborator, Scott Hutchison. Though painful at times, it is a life-affirming book that encourages readers to push through hardships to find their own sense of meaning.
Somewhat of a departure from his earlier work, Joy sees Daulerio expanding the short bursts of imagery found in his first books into longer narratives laced with humor and optimism. As Bon Iver’s Sean Carey explains, “Daulerio’s relentless hope and love…is a much needed message in today’s world.” Joy is packed tight with fifty-four poems, some of which have previously appeared in magazines, but most of which are brand new. It also has a foreword by acclaimed author Maggie Smith (Good Bones, Keep Moving), and cover art by UK artist Helen Ahpornsiri.
Copies will be available at the event.
- June 21, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
- Event Category:
- .Author Readings
- PhilaMOCA 531 N 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
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