“Her Whole Bright Life” Poetry Reading
October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation: Courtney LeBlanc, author of Her Whole Bright Life, winner of the Jack McCarthy book prize, will read from her new collection, followed by a Q&A session.
Her Whole Bright Life is a collection of poems that weave together the trauma and exhaustion of a life lived with disordered eating and the loss and grief of the death of the poet's father. Love and hunger intertwine and become inseparable as the poet grapples to find, and listen to, both. With a distinct and feminist voice, this collection delves into a life now lived without a beloved parent, while trying to survive a pandemic, and battling demons that have lived inside her most of her life. This collection of poems is both an elegy and an anthem – praising both those who've been lost and those who remain.