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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout to read at Everett Public Library

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EVERETT, WA – Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout reads from her latest collection, “Wobble,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.

“Wobble,” nominated for the National Book Award in 2018, playfully and forcefully evokes the devastation of a chaotic, unstoppable, consumer culture. Traditional nature or pastoral poetry celebrated the beauty of particular landscapes, flora, or fauna. It’s important to remember what we stand to lose. We’ve also come to realize that saving select samples of the natural world isn’t enough. We need to recognize the forces arrayed against maintaining a viable biosphere. There is a place in contemporary nature poetry for grief and anger as well as celebration. Poet Rae Armantrout will read and discuss examples of these approaches in her new book, “Wobble.”

Armantrout, one of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets, stands apart from other Language poets in her lyrical voice and her commitment to the interior and the domestic. Born in Vallejo, California, Armantrout earned her BA at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her MA at San Francisco State University.

For further information, please call 425-257-8000 or visit www.epls.org.  

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