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Rooms Remembered: A Reading by Poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar


Time: April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: YMCA Downtown Writers Center, 340 Montgomery Street

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Acclaimed poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar’s four books exquisitely demonstrate how the unique particulars of an individual’s life stories -- the horrors of anti-Semitism, the pain of childhood neglect and abuse, the grief of losing a spouse -- can, through the filter of art, shimmer with universal truths. Audience Q&A and a book-signing follows her reading.

NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE! (originally planned for 4/4/19)

Supporters include:

  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Onondaga County
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center

Biography: Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author and of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, and of  Small Gods of Grief which was awarded the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Her third poetry collection, A New Hunger, was selected as an ALA Notable Book in 2008. Her next book, These Many Rooms, will be published in January 2019. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have appeared such publications as The Washington Post, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, and Ploughshares, among others. She is also the editor of four anthologies: Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars, Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades, Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the Cities, and Never Before: Poems about First Experiences. She taught poetry at Emerson College and at the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and also served as the McEver Chair for Visiting Writers at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, she is a member of the founding faculty at the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College.

Phil Memmer, DWC []