Tuesday Plenary Session (Book Signing immediately following)

In Lucinda Roy‘s fine new collection, Fabric, she bravely invokes a variety of horrors-war, slavery, and racism, among other orders of violence–and responds to them in formally adept and deeply personal poems. Her meditations on the broad and disturbing frailties of our civilization are profoundly thoughtful and wonderfully fresh. She engages terrible realities with honest and unflinching humanity, as well as some sharp humor, and through the considerable grace of her aesthetic rendering, proposes to us that the power of human love may yet, if not prevail, keep the awful off balance. -Sidney Wade


The bookstore will be selling FABRIC and No Right to Remain Silent, a memoir I wrote about the VT shooting tragedy at the conference