Michelle Whittaker – Long Island Book Launch for “Surge”

by Jane on May 26, 2017

June 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Jazz Loft
275 Christian Ave
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Jane Ormerod

Celebrate the publication of Surge, the brand new collection of poems by Michelle Whittaker 

With special guest readers and musicians including Carrie Addington and Alan Semerdjian.  Hosted by George Wallace.

Michelle Whittaker, Surge, front cover

“In the wondrous poems of Michelle Whittaker, ‘the tired self slipknots a song for her own self to sleep.’ Even as her language loops into lullabies, swells and spells, it casts a blue and uneasy shadow. Even when she meditates on art or mortality, she dazzles with a turn of phrase and explosive imagery. Even when adrift on the music and mystery of dreams, Surge is fueled by feeling. Warmth and compassion power this amazing debut.” —Terrance Hayes


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photo.michellewhittakerMichelle Whittaker is a poet and musician. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Southampton Review, Narrative, Vinyl, Transitions Magazine, Long Island Quarterly, and other publications. She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize and Cave Canem Fellowship. She is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.


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