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BK Launch Reading for Brittany Perham’s Poetry Collection Double Portrait
September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Join us at Berl’s Poetry Shop to celebrate the release of Brittany Perham’s DOUBLE PORTRAIT, selected by Claudia Rankine for the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Joining Perham will be fellow poets Sarah Barber, Libby Burton, and Ryan Fox.
Each poem in Brittany Perham’s prize-winning collection links two portraits: lover and beloved, child and parent, citizen and country, spirit and body, living and dead. Each speaker investigates what it means to be in relationship to another: what does it mean to see and be seen, to reflect and be reflected, to address and be addressed? With musicality, grit, and humor, these poems challenge our conceptions of identity and language. By questioning the ways we think and speak, the ways we rehash and reshape our experience, they formalize obsession. Emotionally stirring and unapologetic, Double Portrait contemplates the nature of devotion.