Poetry Reading | Jenn McCreary, Pattie McCarthy, & Lisa Samuels

September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The MIT Press Bookstore
301 Massachusetts Avenue
MA 02139
MIT Press Bookstore


Jenn McCreary’s most recent full-length collection, & now my feet are maps, is available from Dusie Press. Other works include The Dark Mouth of Living (Horse Less Press), :ab ovo: (Dusie Press), a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press), Odyssey & Oracle (Least Weasel Press), & worrywort , a collaboration with poet Pattie McCarthy (LRL Textile Series). A 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for poetry, she lives in Philadelphia with her family where she edits ixnay press.

Pattie McCarthy is the author of five books of poetry: Quiet Book (Apogee Press, 2016) and Marybones (Apogee Press, 2012), L&O (Little Red Leaves Press, 2011), Table Alphabetical of Hard Words (Apogee Press, 2010), Verso (Apogee Press, 2004), and bk of h(rs) (Apogee Press, 2002). She received her MA in creative writing from Temple University in Philadelphia and has taught at Loyola University, Queens College of the City University of New York, and Towson University. A 2011 Pew Fellow in the Arts, she currently teaches literature and creative writing at Temple University and lives just outside Philadelphia.

Lisa Samuels is a transnational poet who also works with sound, film, and art installations. She is the author of seventeen books of poetry, memoir, and prose—mostly poetry—including Tender Girl (2015), Symphony for Human Transport (2017), Foreign Native (2018), and The Long White Cloud of Unknowing (2019). She also publishes essays and edited work on creative theory and poetics. Since 2006 Lisa has lived in Aotearoa/New Zealand, where she is Professor of English at the University of Auckland.


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