Never a dull moment around here, my goodness no. We’re thrilled to announce that award-winning poet, Alison C. Rollins, will be reading at the shop on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 pm.
Yes, that is very short notice. But opportunities like this don’t come along very often, and when they do, by golly you snap them up.
Born and raised in St. Louis city, Alison currently works as a Librarian for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellow. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Meridian, Missouri Review, The Offing, Poetry, The Poetry Review, River Styx, Solstice, TriQuarterly, Tupelo Quarterly, Vinyl, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow, she is also a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. In 2018 she was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award. Her debut poetry collection, Library of Small Catastrophes, is out today from Copper Canyon Press. We will have lots on hand if you would like a signed copy!
It’s still April, which means it’s still National Poetry Month. Come on out and listen to this rising star!