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Rosa Lane & Jeffrey Levine

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Loom celebrates its 5th year of bringing today’s best poets to the charming mill town of Harrisville NH, welcoming poets Rosa Lane with a brand-new book, Called Back, and Jeffrey Levine, At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered, to read and discuss their work.

Praise for Rosa Lane

The main conceit [of Called Back] is to imagine, evoke, and ‘call back’ to a new, less-othered Emily Dickinson, a 21st century Emily Dickinson more able to openly ‘swim / up the fish weir…spawn / in sandy silt along the odic / thighs of the Loire [to] flutter/our little deaths.’ This sexy book does not protest. It does not rant or shriek any grievance, though God knows it has a right to…––Adrian Blevins

What marvelous, feral, eccentric, sweetly erotic poems! Like a candle in a frosted window, they illuminate—with electrifying language—the shadows of human love.”—Henri Cole

“Rosa Lane’s Called Back breaks through the membrane that separates us from Dickinson’s time. Here, we enter Dickinson’s world brand-new, with the vigor of research re-imagined, obsession expressed with prolific inventiveness and mounting urgency, and language that astonishes in its apt, abundant, and irresistible embrace of sound. This is a book fearless in its approach and lavish in its accomplishment.” —Rebecca Kaiser Gibson 

Praise for Jeffery Levine

About At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered

Jeffrey Levine’s poems hover and oscillate between moments in and out of time, between states of being and nonbeing, between the body and the body within the body.  “What is the imagination’s job but to blur one life into the next?”  Levine’s modus operandi is the process of osmosis and the seepage itself that moves, “drop by rusty drop,” through porous scrims. –– Salmon Press

“Contemporary American poetry is not very concerned with such a blend of cosmic/domestic questions.  That is too bad.  ‘The best work,’ Paul Valery kept telling us, ‘is that which keeps its secret longest.’ Here, the secret is both intimate and wide open.  The secret is to seek the others, while joining the emotive and imaginative realm.  –– Ilya Kaminsky

About Rumor of Cortez

“Above all [these poems] are “charming” in the deep sense, casting their spell over us, dazzling us with antic gestures securely tethered to the heart.”  –– Gregory Orr

“Levine shifts effortlessly among forms and voices to create a magical lyric that is visionary and funny, compassionate and wise.” –– Carolyn Fort

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April 28
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The Brick Church, Harrisville
13 Canal Street
Harrisvillee, NH 03450 United States
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