Poetry Reading Features Works of Diane Seuss
Diane Seuss, author of the poetry collection “It Blows You Hollow”
(New Issues Press, 1998), will read from her works of poetry at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Alma College Library.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Seuss is writer-in-residence at Kalamazoo College. Her poems have been anthologized in “Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework” (2005), “Are You Experienced? Baby Boom Poets at Midlife (2003) and “Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation” (1999).
Her poetry in “It Blows You Hollow” is described as a “chronicle of edgy memories, private sorrows, charged darkness; of scarcities, plenitude and dangers,” according to an online review by author Colette Inez.
“These sensual and irreverent poems erupt with unexpected turns of language at once elegant and fierce,” writes Inez. “Reading them made the back hairs of my neck bristle in recognition that real poetry is going on here. Hers is a gift of metaphoric daring and wit that dazzles and consoles with ... vital and probing truth.”
Posted: Fri, October 12th, 2007 at 9:50AM