*Now Virtual* Sandra Lim with Tanya Larkin, The Curious Thing

Join us  for a virtual celebration of Sandra Lim's newest poetry collection, The Curious Thing!  Sandra will be joined in conversation by Tanya Larkin. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. **This event was originally scheduled to be in person and outdoors, and has been moved to this virtual venue due to inclement weather!**

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In this gorgeous third collection, Sandra Lim investigates desire, sexuality, and dream with sinewy intelligence and a startling freshness.

Truthful, sensuous, and intellectually relentless, the poems in The Curious Thing are compelling meditations on love, art making, solitude, female fate, and both the mundane and serious principles of life. Sandra Lim’s poetry displays stinging wit and a tough-minded approach to her own experiences: She speaks with Jean Rhys about beauty, encounters the dark loneliness that can exist inside a relationship, and discovers a coiled anger on a hot summer day. An extended poem sequence slyly revolves the meanings of finding oneself astray in midlife. A steely strength courses through the volume’s myriad discoveries—Lim’s lucidity and tenderness form a striking complement to her remarkable metaphors and the emotional clamor of her material.

Animated by a sense of reckoning and a piercing inwardness, these anti-sentimental poems nevertheless celebrate the passionate and empathetic subjective life.

Sandra Lim was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is the author of three poetry collections, The Curious ThingLoveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, chosen by Louise Glück for the Barnard Women Poets Prize. She has received many honors for her work, including the Levis Reading Prize, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from MacDowell and the Getty Foundation. She is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tanya Larkin is the author of two collections, My Scarlet Ways (Saturnalia) and Hothouse Orphan (Convulsive Editions). She is a lecturer in poetry at Tufts University and the interim managing editor at Transition magazine. She has been a two-time recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and received a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. She lives in Somerville, MA with her son and served as the Poetry Director of the first annual Somerville Poetry Open. You can find recent poems in the current Bennington Review and last summer's Pangyrus

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Event date: 

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual, via Crowdcast
The Curious Thing: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393867893
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021