Wed, September 18, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute
A Conversation in Poetry with Elaine Terranova and Thomas Devaney.
Elaine Terranova has published seven collections of poetry, most recently, Perdido (2018). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and other magazines, and in such anthologies as A Gift of Tongues and Blood to Remember: American Poets write about the Holocaust. Awards include a Pushcart Prize, an NEA, and a Pew Fellowship. She is currently writing a memoir.
Thomas Devaney is the author of GETTING TO PHILADELPHIA and You Are the Battery. He is a 2014 Pew Fellow. His full-length poetry collections include, Runaway Goat Cart , The Picture that Remains, with the photographer Will Brown, the solo-opera Calamity Jane , A Series of Small Boxes and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love . Devaney’s poem “Brilliant Corners” is included in The Best American Poetry 2019. His poem “The Blue Stoop,” which is in conversation with a photograph by Zoe Strauss, is the adopted name of a community literary hub Blue Stoop founded in 2018.
This program is co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC) and the Philadelphia City Institute Library, and will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level. We regret there is no elevator.