CATHRYN HANKLA presents LOST PLACES: On Losing and Finding Home in conversation with Rick Chess

Founded in fieldwork and reflection, LOST PLACES follows the author from small towns and rural landscapes, through a transitional city neighborhood, to the challenging construction of an urban renewal loft, as she struggles to renovate living spaces and transform relationships after an early divorce. Hankla charts a path through enigmatic encounters with snakes and contemplations of Thomas Jefferson's problematic biography homes, underground and ancient cities, Star Trek, the contradictory nature of Appalachia, desire, our families, spiritual callings, and definitions of home. Embracing the tradition of contemplative labyrinths, one woman wanders her path, pumping toward then away from the heart, revealing her perception of reality as circuitous, continuous, and essentially non-rational and sensory. Hankla invites us to seek deeper understandings and connections with our own inner landscapes and the earth itself.

Rick Chess is the Department Chair of English, Roy Carroll Professor of Honors Arts and Sciences, and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA and has published three books of poetry. 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881466485
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mercer University Press - April 2nd, 2018