About our Speakers
Dana Levin is the author of four collections of poetry. Her debut, In the Surgical Theater, was selected by Louise Glück for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. The New Yorkercalled her third book, Sky Burial (Copper Canyon), "utterly her own and utterly riveting." A Guggenheim and Rona Jaffe Fellow, Levin currently serves as Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.
Diane Seuss is the author of four poetry collections, including Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl,Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, winner of the Juniper Prize. She lives in Michigan.
Jane Huffman's poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review (forthcoming), and elsewhere, and she was a 2019 recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Jane is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is editor-in-chief of Guesthouse (www.
About Now Do You Know Where You Are
Love and grief guide Dana Levin in her new book exploring an increasingly unsettling America after the 2016 election, on both national and personal levels.
Dana Levin's fifth collection is a brave and perceptive companion, walking with the reader through the disorientations of personal and collective transformation. Now Do You Know Where You Are investigates how great change calls the soul out of the old lyric, "to be a messenger--to record whatever wanted to stream through." Levin works in a variety of forms, calling on beloveds and ancestors, great thinkers and religions--convened by Levin's own spun-of-light wisdom and intellectual hospitality--balancing clear-eyed forensics of the past with vatic knowledge of the future. "So many bodies a soul has to press through: personal, familial, regional, national, global, planetary, cosmic-- // 'Now do you know where you are?'"
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