Robin Becker will read from her new book, The Black Bear Inside Me, releasing with the University of Pittsburgh Press. She has also published Tiger Heron; Domain of Perfect Affection; The Horse Fair; All-American Girl, which won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry; Giacometti’s Dog; Backtalk; and Personal Effects. About her work, Stephen Dunn has said: “Robin Becker achieves what may be one of the early twenty first century’s most difficult accomplishments—to write a credible poetry of affirmation. In the doing, she doesn’t pretty up the world. Rather, she finds language that embraces our dualities, our many-selved presences, regularly demonstrating her kind of perfect affection.” Pittsburgh poet and CMU staffer Rachel Mennies, who is the author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, will join her.
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Earlier Event: February 16Jason Roebke, Matthew Newton, Rachel Ann Brickner, Kuo/Bernabo
Later Event: February 23Word Circus