Lisa Russ Spaar’s The Hide-and-Seek Muse:
Annotations of Contemporary Poetry
Prior to WordForge Reading
on March 11 (6 p.m.)
The Studio @ Billings Forge, 563 Broad St., Hartford CT
Drunken Boat invites you to celebrate the launch of Guggenheim fellow and award-winning poet Lisa Russ Spaar‘s The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry, featuring her memorable micro-essays on some of America’s finest poets and the relevance of poetry in contemporary life. As novelist Ann Beattie has said about the book, “for people who are a bit wary of poetry, this is the perfect antidote: the poems are amazing, and so are Lisa Russ Spaar’s short essays in the Hide-and-Seek Muse…. anyone who cares about an inner reality that might be somehow communicated – nailed; set free; amplified; questioned — would embrace the chance to read poems that elucidate so much about the mind and the heart….I loved every minute of reading this book.” The book includes poems by the following poets and Lisa’s essays on them for The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s “Arts &Academe” blog:
Kazim Ali ~ Debra Allbery ~Talvikki Ansel ~ Jennifer Atkinson ~ David Baker ~ Jill Bialosky ~ Suzanne Buffam ~ Jennifer Chang ~ Ye Chun ~ Michael Collier ~ Randall Couch ~ Stephen Cushman ~ Kate Daniels ~ Kyle Dargan ~ Claudia Emerson ~ Monica Ferrell ~ David Francis ~ Gabriel Fried ~ Alice Fulton ~ Rachel Hadas ~ Brenda Hillman – Edward Hirsch ~ Jane Hirshfield ~ Mark Jarman ~ Laura Kasischke ~ Jennifer Key ~ L. S. Klatt ~ Joanna Klink ~ Hank Lazer ~ Paul Legault ~ Willie Lin ~ Maurice Manning ~ Cate Marvin ~ Heather McHugh ~ Erika Meitner ~ Carol Muske-Dukes ~ Amy Newman ~ Meghan O’Rourke ~ Eric Pankey ~ Kiki Petrosino ~ Carl Phillips ~ John Poch ~ Bin Ramke ~ Srikanth Reddy ~ Michael Rutherglen ~ Mary Ann Samyn ~ Philip Schultz ~ Sarah Schweig ~ Allison Seay ~ Ravi Shankar ~ Ron Slate ~ R. T. Smith ~ Larissa Szporluk ~ Mary Szybist ~ Brian Teare ~ William Thompson ~ David Wojahn ~ Charles Wright
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