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Stephen Kuusisto and Andrea Scarpino – A Reading & Conversation
December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Join Stephen Kuusisto and Andrea Scarpino Next Door at the Novel Neighbor for a reading and conversation. Steve’s newest book is “Have Dog, Will Travel“.
Professor Stephen Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of “Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening” and the acclaimed memoir “Planet of the Blind“, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”. He has also published “Only Bread, Only Light”, a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. Recognized by the New York Times as “a powerful writer with a musical ear for language and a gift for emotional candor,” Steve has made numerous appearances on programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, National Public Radio and the BBC. A graduate of the “Writer’s Workshop” at the University of Iowa, and a Fulbright Scholar, Steve holds the position of director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse University. He speaks widely on diversity, disability, education, and public policy. His essays and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines including Harper’s’ The New York Times Magazine; Poetry; and Partisan Review. He is currently working on a collection of prose poems for Copper Canyon Press entitled “Mornings With Borges” as well as a collection of political poems about disability.
Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections Once Upon Wing Lake, What the Willow Said as it Fell, and Once, Then. 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 newly published co-edited anthology is Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice.
This event is free and open to the public.