[Zoom Event] Kathleen Flenniken with Chris Howell

 

Celebrating Post Romantic

In her wide-ranging third book, poet Kathleen Flenniken undertakes the difficult task of re-seeing what is before us. Post Romantic fuses personal memory with national and ecological upheaval, interweaving narratives of family, nuclear history, love of country, and a dangerous age moving too fast. Flenniken takes these challenging moments--bits and pieces of childhood, marriage, cultural touchstones--and holds them up to the light, seeking comfort in a complicated world that is at once heartbreaking, confounding, and dear.

Join us Saturday, December 5th at 7pm PT for a reading from former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken's new collection, Post Romantic. Flenniken will be in conversation with Christopher Howell, author of The Grief of a Happy Life. 

We'll post the Zoom link shortly before the event. 

About Kathleen: 

Kathleen Flenniken won the Washington State Book Award for her poetry collection Plume. Her first book, Famous, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. Flenniken’s other awards include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Artist Trust. She served as Washington State Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014. Her third collection, Post Romantic, is available now.

About Chris: 

Born in Portland, Oregon, Christopher Howell is author of a dozen poetry collections, including Love’s Last Number, Gaze, and Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected. He has received numerous honors, including the Washington State Book Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artist Trust, and three Pushcart Prizes. A military journalist during the Vietnam War, he has been for many years director and principal editor for Lynx House Press and now lives in Spokane, Washington, where he teaches in Eastern Washington University’s master of fine arts in creative writing program.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Post Romantic: Poems (Pacific Northwest Poetry) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780295747798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - October 15th, 2020

In her wide-ranging third book, poet Kathleen Flenniken undertakes the difficult task of re-seeing what is before us. Post Romantic fuses personal memory with national and ecological upheaval, interweaving narratives of family, nuclear history, love of country, and a dangerous age moving too fast.