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Poetry Book Club - April

On Monday, April 17th at 6pm we will be discussing Charif Shanahan’s Trace Evidence (9781953534668, $16.95 from Tin House Books). This title will be available from the Odyssey Bookshop beginning Tuesday, March 21st with a special discount of 20% for book club members. 

About Trace Evidence:

A Chicago Review of Books Most Anticipated Chicago Book of 2023

“A truly magical achievement.” —Ocean Vuong

In Trace Evidence, the urgent follow-up to his award-winning debut Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, Charif Shanahan continues his piercing meditations on the intricacies of mixed-race identity, queer desire, time, mortality, and the legacies of anti-Blackness in the US and abroad. At the collection’s center sits “On the Overnight from Agadir,” a poem that chronicles the poet's survival of a devastating bus accident in Morocco, his mother's birth country, and ruminates on home, belonging, and the mysteries of fate. With rich lyricism, power, and tenderness, Trace Evidence centers the racial periphery and excavates the vestiges of our violent colonial past in the most intimate aspects of our lives. In a language yoked equally by the physical and metaphysical worlds, the poet articulates the need we all share for true intimacy and connection, and proves, time and again, that the true cost of our separateness is the love that our survival requires.

About Charif Shanahan:

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, a Lambda Literary Award and Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award Finalist. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, and Poetry. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Stegner Fellowship

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Monday, April 17, 2023 - 6:00pm
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9 College St
South Hadley, MA 01075
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Published: Tin House Books - March 21st, 2023

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