LISA WELLS & JOSHUA MARIE WILKINSON

October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Lisa Wells and Joshua Marie Wilkinson will read from their recent poetry collections.

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Lisa Wells will read from The Fix, selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize. “Line by line, Wells delivers a brilliant, taut, terrifying debut that renders the parts of the inner and outer world for which there is no real cure.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Joshua Marie Wilkinson will read from Meadow Slasher, the fourth book in his No Volta pentalogy. A meditation on violence and the self, Meadow Slasher maps out the intensity of a break down in eerie and shadowy language. “Wilkinson is one of our essential contemporary poets.”—Kenyon Review