Poetry Reading Featuring Brenda Shaughnessy


Sunday, September 23, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Award-winning poet Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of four acclaimed Copper Canyon Press poetry collections. Her much-anticipated new collection, The Octopus Museum (Penguin Random House), due out in April of 2019, parses her deep fears for our planet as viewed through her perspective as a poet, parent and feminist.

Shaughnessy was referred to as “smart, sexy, self-aware, hip… consistently wry and ever savvy” by Mary Jo Bang in the Harvard Review. Her most recent book, So Much Synth(2016) was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Her collection Human Dark With Sugar (2008) received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and Our Andromeda (2012) was named to the New York Times 100 Best Books of 2013. Shaughnessy has received multiple fellowships including a Guggenheim award. In 2018, she received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Excellence in Literature.

The reading begins at 4:00 p.m. followed by Q&A, reception and book signing. Copies of Shaughnessy’s books will be available for sale. For further information and interviews with KPS poets, please visit  http://katonahpoetry.com.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, New York 10536
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Presenter: Katonah Poetry Series
Presenter Phone: 914-232-3508
Presenter Website: www.katonahpoetry.com

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