Launch and Reading with Poets Laureate: “Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice”
April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening celebrating the recent release of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, a poetry collection featuring Aliki Barnstone, Carson Borbely, and Andrea Scarpino.
Discussion and reading followed by book signing and reception.
Books will be available for purchase at event or may be purchased beforehand at novelneighbor.com/books or in store.
Doors open at 6pm
Wine and light refreshments will be served.
About the poets:
Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual artist. She’s published eight books of poems, the latest of which is Dwelling (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016). She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri and has been poet laureate of Missouri since 2016.
Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016) and Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014). She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She has published in numerous journals, is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine, and served as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2015-2017. Her new edited anthology is Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (MSU Press). She is Director of Operations at the Novel Neighbor
Carson Borbely is a writer of poetry and fiction. She is the author of Scythe (Penmanship Books, 2016). She won the 2016 One Pause Youth Poetry Contest, and represented Ann Arbor at Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in 2014 and 2015. She is Ann Arbor Michigan’s first Youth Poet Laureate. She studies global health and writing at Washington University.