A trailblazer of the contemporary essay, Lia Purpura meditates on existential subjects as diverse as eagles, irony, shadows, racially-divided neighborhoods, and the idea of beauty in All the Fierce Tethers.
Lia Purpura is the author of nine collections of essays, poems, and translations. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, her awards include Guggenheim, NEA, and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as four Pushcart Prizes, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Nonfiction, and others. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Orion, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, Agni, and elsewhere. She lives in Baltimore, MD, where she is Writer in Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.
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Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm
Central Library, France-Merrick Creative Arts Center
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
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