Join us in the store on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 PM for a poetry reading with Maryann Corbett for her new collection, "Street View." Corbett will be in conversation with Margaret Hasse, author of "Between Us" and many others. Book signing to follow reading and conversation.
From the publisher: Maryann Corbett’s Street View is a panorama of views: suburban and urban avenues, shown in leaf and in snow; alleyways where misfits lurk in darkness, but also where “Adonis, charioteer of municipal waste collection, rides with the morning”; and boulevards of old buildings whose elegance remains undeniable, even when “prinked in the clown suit of commerce.” Street View also navigates the resiliency and failings of the human body, and the memories of family and pivotal acquaintances that shape viewpoints for good or ill. This is the work of a seasoned poet in command of her craft, and deservedly, a finalist for the 2016 Able Muse Book Award.
Margaret Hasse’s five books of poems are "Stars Above, Stars Below;" "In a Sheep’s Eye," "Darling;" "Milk and Tides;" "Earth’s Appetite;" and "Between Us." The books have been prizewinners and bestsellers. Hasse is recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, Loft Literary Center’s Career Initiative Program, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Jerome Foundation. Hasse leads poetry workshops, mentors writers, and edits manuscripts, emcees a poetry reading series and welcomes opportunities to read, perform, and make presentations about her poetry, as well as to support and collaborate with artists and arts organizations. Her work has been published in anthologies (such as Where One Voice Ends, Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry, and To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women’s Voices from Pre-Territorial Day to the Present) magazines, broadsides, and unusual places, such as sidewalks, public art, and in The Writer’s Almanac.