Past Event

Human Dark With Sugar: A Reading with Brenda Shaughnessy

Ever since her debut collection Interior with Sudden Joy and follow-up Human Dark With Sugar, poet Brenda Shaughnessy‘s taut and dazzling words have undone us.

Our Andromeda is her latest volume. Invoking both constellation and Greek mythology, its poems center on a mother and poet. In language that is sharp and sly, wrenching and wry, she grapples with the gulf between expectations and reality in the worlds of motherhood, poetry, and art.

Join Shaughnessy, a professor of English at Rutgers University and the poetry editor-at-large of Tin House, for a reading and conversation about her work.

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