May 10, 2011
by Joseph Lease
at the Newberry Library

February 21st, 2011 by EVENTS


Date & Time: Tuesday, May 10th at 6pm

Location: Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street

Please join us as Jospeh Lease reads from his latest poetry collection, Testify. The event will take place outside the Newberry Library Bookstore, in the lobby of the Library proper.

With singular grace and musicality, these accomplished poems summon the voices of a divided country. With a storyteller’s rhythm, Lease braids humor, political bite, psychological intensity, and lyric beauty, taking us to a place of warning, critique, and elegy.

Joseph Lease is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry: Broken World, Human Rights, and The Room. His poems have also been featured on NPR and published in Bay Poetics, The AGNI 30th Anniversary Poetry Anthology, VQR, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. Lease’s poem “‘Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” appeared in The Best American Poetry, edited by Robert Creeley and David Lehman.

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