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Arcadia Books presents Nikki Wallschlaeger
July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Arcadia Books presents Nikki Wallschlaeger for a poetry reading on July 17, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
From the organizers:
Nikki Wallschlaeger, 2021-22 visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Group, reads from Waterbaby, her third collection of poetry.
Using the element of water to connect her poems, Nikki Wallschlaeger writes about family, memory, Blackness, motherhood, work and the toll taken on the body and spirit.
“How can you not be grateful, in such an ugly time, for a poet who so closely and wryly and wrenchingly and furiously observes a nation?” —Chicago Tribune
“She deploys a new vocabulary for talking about the legacies of slavery and white supremacy as they manifest in daily life—a vocabulary that is as damning as it is lush, as rich with sound as it is bright with image… The domestic scenes she makes in her poems complicate clichés of who black women in America are ‘supposed’ to be.” —Hyperallergic
“Permeated by animus towards racism and capitalism, Wallschlaeger’s latest collection is political, personal and timely.” —Publishers Weekly