Liz Countryman and Lindsay Turner: Reading and Signing
Join Hub City Bookshop 6 p.m. Thursday April 19 for a reading and signing with authors Liz Countryman and Lindsay Turner.
Liz Countryman teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Carolina and is coeditor of the poetry journal Oversound. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, A Forest Almost, was selected by Graham Foust as the winner of the 2016 Subito Press Poetry Prize.
Moving from suburban spaces to the chaos of New York City and back again, the speaker of A Forest Almost delights and despairs in a feeling of instability and flux. Memories are stirred up and confronted by a weird and equivocal world of metaphor as the poems move among different angles of sight and moments in time. By turns wry and ecstatic, epistolary and in search of a missing listener, these poems impart the threat and excitement of breaching one's own isolation.
Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads (Prelude Books, 2018). Her French-to-English translations include adagio ma non troppo, by Ryoko Sekiguchi (Les Figues Press, 2018) and The Next Loves, by Stéphane Bouquet (forthcoming, Nightboat Books), as well as a book of philosophy by Frederic Neyrat, Atopias (co-translated with Walt Hunter, Fordham University Press, 2017).
Originally from northeast Tennessee, she holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a Masters in cinema from the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle, an M.F.A. in poetry from New York University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. Starting in fall 2018, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
"Lindsay Turner’s ravishing Songs & Ballads takes account of colors, architectures, skies, and the many ways the world is speculatively used and re-used for short-term ends. When to refrain? Refrain now, hold back from harm now, hold on to the world now and now, these elegiac, mysteriously worldy poems sing." —Catherine Wagne