Thursday, February 29th
7 to 8:30 PM
In Person and Live Stream | Donation Based
This evening of poetry and conversation brings together three writers – Katie Peterson, Hannah Baer, and Maureen McLane – to celebrate the publication of Peterson’s 2024 collection of poems, Fog and Smoke. Fog and Smoke is about intimacy and misunderstanding. It mixes fortitude and joy with panic and fear. Writing to and from the California landscape, the book sees fog and smoke as literal―one a habitual, natural weather event, the other an increasingly common aftereffect of the West’s drought-caused fires. But these aspects of the atmosphere are also metaphysical. Fog and smoke reflect the true conditions (and frustrations) of our ability to perceive and to connect. Poems in the collection treat family life, parenthood, gender, and our relationship with the natural world. Peterson, Baer, and McLane will all read from their work. This will be followed by conversation and questions from the audience. Books will be for sale at a celebratory discount.