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Jeannine Hall Gailey: Flare, Corona

May 15, 2023 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm


Against a constellation of solar weather events and an evolving pandemic, Flare, Corona paints a self-portrait of the ways in which we prevail and persevere through health adversities while facing an uncertain future. Gailey juxtaposes eclipses and hurricanes with a body’s many medical challenges, including neurological symptoms, highlighting the miraculous while melding the personal with the political to tell a story of a world and body in crisis. Hall Gailey’s poems are incandescent and tender-hearted, gracefully insistent on teaching us how we can live in a beautiful and perilous world, the ways in which we can brilliantly and stubbornly survive.

“I was struck by the search for hope and optimism undergirding these inviting, image-rich poems: ‘Look to the future—perhaps that glow you see isn’t fire, but sunrise.’” — Dana Levin, author of Now You Do Know Where You Are

Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of five other books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and Field Guide to the End of the World, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize and the SFPA’s Elgin Award. Her work has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and The Best Horror of the Year. Her poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry; her personal essays have appeared in Salon.com and The Rumpus.

Jeannine Hall Gailey will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions.

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Flare, Corona

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May 15, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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