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Rosebud Ben-Oni: If This is the Age We End Discovery
June 3, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pmFree
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“This phenomenon of a book launches me with its wonder into space and the multiverse and then somehow discovers compassion where we might expect to find only absence of heat or light. Ben-Oni rides with and wrestles the horse of theory to the event horizon’s brink, and at the point that empirical proof can take her no further, love transmutes undoing into possibility unimagined.”
Rosebud Ben-Oni will be in conversation with poet Danielle Pafunda, author of Spite.
Danielle Pafunda is the author of Spite and eight other books of prose and poetry, including The Book of Scab, Beshrew, and The Dead Girls Speak in Unison. Her work has appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry, BAX: Best American Experimental Writing, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, and a number of anthologies and journals. She teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of the 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery (2021), and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). Her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets, which appears in Black Warrior Review (2020), is part of a larger future project, The Atomic Sonnets, begun in 2019, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday. She is a recipient of a 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellowship. Her work appears in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. She writes for The Kenyon Review blog.
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