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Adrienne Su reading and signing her book of poems, Living Quarters

Adrienne Su, Poet in Residence of Dickinson College, will be talking about, reading, and signing her new book, Living Quarters:  Poems, Thursday, April 2, 2015, 5-6:30 p.m.

Living Quarters uses both the structure of a domestic space and the rhythms of the seasons to seek, but not reliably find, order and consolation in life's seeming disorder. Relationships dissolve; deaths come too soon; the past vanishes; the earth that gives beautiful and nourishing foods swallows up the creatures for whom it provides. These poems struggle with that mix of affirmation and destruction, celebrating nature's generosity while trying to make peace with its cruelty.