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Book Launch: Lisa Hiton’s Afterfeast at New Dominion Bookshop (In-Person)
October 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
Join Tupelo Press and New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia as we celebrate the release of Lisa Hiton’s debut poetry collection, Afterfeast, selected for the 2019 Dorset Prize by Mary Jo Bang. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Lisa Hiton’s Afterfeast begins by considering philosophical questions arising from the experience of desire and intimacy: What does love reveal about—and make possible within—the individual? Can we ever truly understand another person’s experience of the world around them? To what extent is the other ultimately inaccessible, a world unto herself? Pillared by massive, ambitious poems in the tradition of Modernism, these lyrics imbue landscapes as varied as Greece and America with new tension and new significance, as the speaker searches for answers to these provocative questions of love and inheritance. Through her graceful curation of imagery and enviable command of narrative, Hiton ultimately transforms our understanding of history and desire.