A Poetry Reading and Discussion of the Animals in Jodie Hollander and Mildred Barya's Poetry

Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, Jodie Hollander's beautifully-structured and compelling debut follows the story of a daughter's maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation. Jodie Hollander's work has appeared in numerous publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, and Verse Daily.

In 100 thought-provoking textually original poems, Mildred Kiconco Barya explores elements of time and space on the landscapes of memory, observation, and experience at individual points and collective levels. This poet uses motion as a connecting thread for the seven parts of human experiences and livelihoods - revolving lives, stormy heart, before the sun sinks, the pain of tenderness, shame has a place, the shape of dreams, and until the last breath is drawn - to herald an inspiring collection of maturity and tenderness. Mildred Kiconco Barya is an Assistant professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at University of North Carolina-Asheville.

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