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A conversation with Jill Bialosky

with Diane Kendig

2020-10-26 19:00:00 2020-10-26 20:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Jill Bialosky Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Jill Bialosky. Virtual

Monday, October 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-26 19:00:00 2020-10-26 20:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Jill Bialosky Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Jill Bialosky. Virtual

Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Jill Bialosky.

This event will be broadcast live at facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required to view the program.

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About the author:

Jill Bialosky is the author of four acclaimed collections of poetry, most recently The Players; three critically acclaimed novels, most recently, The Prize; a New York Times best-selling memoir, History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life; and Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir. Her poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, O Magazine, The Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, and Paris Review, among others. She coedited, with Helen Schulman, the anthology Wanting a Child. She is an Executive Editor and Vice President at W. W. Norton & Company. Her work has been a finalist for the James Laughlin Prize, The Patterson Prize, and Books for a Better Life. In 2014, she was honored by the Poetry Society of America for her distinguished contribution to poetry. She lives in New York City.

In Asylum, poet Jill Bialosky embarks on a Virgilian journey, building a narrative sequence from 103 elegant poems and prose sections that cohere in their intensity and their need to explore darkness and sustenance both. Taken together, these piercing pieces–about her nascent calling as a writer; her sister’s suicide and its still unfolding aftermath; the horror unleashed by World War II; the life cycle of the monarch butterfly; and the woods where she seeks asylum–form a moving story, powerfully braiding despair, survival, and hope. 


Jill Bialosky will be in conversation with Diane Kendig, a writer and teacher who leads public workshops in schools, community centers, and prisons in the U.S. and Nicaragua, including two decades at Lima Correctional Institution, from where many of her students went on to publish, win awards, and perform at academic conferences. 

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