Virtual Poetry at the Library with Kiki Petrosino
Join us online on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm as Kiki Petrosino reads from and discusses her work. Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and the Friends of the Maynard Public Library.
In her fourth full-length book White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Rilke-Prize-winning poet Kiki Petrosino turns her gaze to Virginia, where she digs into her genealogical and intellectual roots, while contemplating the knotty legacies of slavery and discrimination in the Upper South. The poems in this collection touch upon such subjects as DNA test results and the complex history of Monticello.
Speaking to history, loss, and injustice with wisdom, masterful crafting, and a scientific determination to find the poetic truth, White Blood plants Petrosino’s name ever more firmly in the contemporary canon.
Petrosino holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her poems and essays appear widely in prominent journals. She teaches at the University of Virginia as a Professor of Poetry.
Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and the Friends of the Maynard Public Library. [Register for Zoom Link]