October 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Poets Susan Aizenberg and Lindsay Tigue will read from their new books of poetry.

Aizenberg will read from Quiet City, her third collection. “The noir-ish glamour of America’s mid-twentieth century regains its brutal edge in Susan Aizenberg’s Quiet City, and reminds us how the wounds of history keep on wounding . . .” —Kathy Fagan

Aizenberg is the winner of Virginia Commonwealth University's Levis Prize and the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry. She is the co-editor of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women. She taught for many years in the writing programs at Creighton University in Omaha, and now lives in Iowa City.

Lindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts, which was the winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize from the University of Iowa Press. “Lindsay Tigue has, first and foremost, a curious mind: her poems are motored by information . . .  As in the poetry of Robyn Schiff and the prose of Eula Biss, esoteric facts, knit together carefully and with a gentle sense of mischievous humor, come to generalize about human suffering and hope.”—Craig Morgan Teicher

Tigue's work appears in Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Rattle, diode, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and is a current PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.