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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dr. Lisa Sewell Reading

English professor Dr. Lisa Sewell read selections from her latest poetry collection, Impossible Object, to a standing-room only crowd in Falvey Library on April 14.  A lively question and answer period followed the reading.

Winner of the 2014 Tenth Gate Prize, Dr. Sewell's Impossible Object unfolds what it means to read--read deeply, read fully, read for our lives. Says Series Editor Leslie McGrath, "Lisa Sewell's poems are shot through with an adhesive intelligence born of the accretion of craft, discernment, and engagement with the world." Arthur Sze describes the poems here as "spellbindingly present," while Linda Gregerson says, "These poems are urgent; they are fresh; they acknowledge no divisions in the world, not between the landscape and the printed page, not between her neighbor's suffering and her own being spared, not between the private and the public worlds. And this is the impossible object espoused in each and every line: connection in its purest form."

Dr. Lisa Sewell at the April 14 reading