Wednesday, March 21, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books presents a event in honor of Women's History Month with poets Dana Levin, author of Banana Palace, and Natalie Scenters-Zapico, author of The Verging Cities!
In Banana Palace, Dana Levin offers us poems responding to the deep anxieties of our age. With humor and a laser-sharp eye, Levin looks at the crisis of human appetite via the psychological and the sci-fi. The personal meets the collective: from mutation to social media, eco-collapse to a dream of an “End Time,” the future of the body is what is at stake: bodies corporeal and political, ecological and spiritual.
From undocumented men named Angel, to angels falling from the sky, Natalie Scenters-Zapico’s gripping debut collection, The Verging Cities, is filled with explorations of immigration and marriage, narco-violence and femicide, and angels in the domestic sphere. Deeply rooted along the US-México border in the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, these poems give a brave new voice to the ways in which international politics affect the individual.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Banana Palace or The Verging Cities will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.