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Avid Poetry Series: Rebecca Baggett Book Launch for The Women Who Lives Without Money
March 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Avid Bookshop presents an Avid Poetry Series event featuring Rebecca Baggett and her book of poetry, The Woman Who Lives Without Money. Hosted by Avid Poetry Series curator Hannah V. Warren, this reading and conversation will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 7pm – 8pm EST via Zoom.
To attend, purchase a ticket (or scroll to the bottom of this page to request a no-cost ticket). You will receive a Zoom link via email at 6pm ET, one hour before the event begins at 7pm ET. (Don’t see it? Check your spam folder!) Please get your tickets early, as ticket sales will be cut off at 7pm ET on the day of the event (March 22, 2022).
We have 3 ticketing options:
Pay-What-You-Can ticket & book bundle (including a copy of The Woman Who Lives Without Money)
Pay-What-You-Can ticket only (no book)
No-cost ticket to get Zoom event access only (no book)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The poems in this first collection move through the arc of a life, with a tender focus on the landscape of childhood and the natural world. A young child’s delight in language—“derelict and delectation…onyx and obsidian”— matures to contemplate what language, myth, and art can teach us about inevitable loss: of a home the child, her mother, and sisters were forced by a troubled father to flee; of aunts, uncles, and that mother who had once seemed eternal. Woven into this narrative, the title character—a nomadic woman who lives without money—appears with her porcelain begging bowl, a figure from myth, a touchstone for what is everlasting, a moment of transcendence into a more benevolent world, the one glimpsed again and again in these poems.
ABOUT THE POET:
Rebecca Baggett is the author of four chapbooks, including God Puts on the Body of a Deer and Thalassa. Her first chapbook, Still Life with Children, won Pudding House Publication’s first chapbook competition, and God Puts on the Body of a Deer was the winner of Main Street Rag’s chapbook contest. Her work appears in numerous journals and anthologies. A native of North Carolina, she has lived most of her adult life in Athens, GA.
ABOUT THE AVID POETRY SERIES CURATOR:
Hannah V. Warren is a poet, storyteller, and speculative literature scholar. Her poetry collection [re]construction of the necromancer won Sundress Publications’ 2019 chapbook contest. Among other journals, Hannah’s works have found homes in Fairy Tale Review, Passages North, and Mid-American Review. Hannah has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Kansas and is a doctoral student in English at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include non-mimetic literature, apocalypse, and depictions of monstrosity.
- March 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
- Event Category:
- .Online Virtual