Queer Poetry Reading Group: Evolution

The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the January discussion of the Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring Evolution by Eileen Myles, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and Paperback Row Selection. This new collection of poetry by an iconic queer poet upends genre in a new vernacular. Literati Bookstore calls the book "Chicken soup for the queer soul" and the New York Times Book Review says "The lines in Evolution are physical, a body unleashed but not yet comfortable and not without fear. The short lines rush down the page, movement as touch, touch as freedom."

so I buy
a Diet Coke &
a newspaper
a version of “me”
about me on the
earth & its sneakers
& feeling like
the earth’s furniture
but that can’t be
true or like
the coke & the Times
it’s true for a little

This is a virtual event over zoomAdvance RSVP to [email protected] is required to receive the zoom link. Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link, with 10% of your purchase supporting programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or ebook formats.

The discussion is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill and is supported in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.

January 14, 2021 at 6:30pm - 8pm
virtual event

Will you come?