Poet essayist Marianne Boruch at Writers on Mondays

Those of you in or near Wellington next Monday (31 July) will likely want to get yourselves along to this Writers on Monday session which looks like it will be right up our alley.

The Little Death of Self: Marianne Boruch

American poet Marianne Boruch notes that ‘Both poetry and the essay come from the same impulse—to think about something and at the same time, see it closely, carefully, and enact it.’ A recent poetry collection Cadaver, Speak, sees her in the dissection room considering the ravages and resilience of the body, and in her new essay collection The Little Death of Self, Boruch’s restless curiosity ranges across science, music, medicine and art, asking questions such as ‘Why does the self grow smaller as the poem grows enormous?’ She is joined by poetry and creative nonfiction convenor Chris Price to explore how her poetry and essays approach the big topics of love, death and human knowledge.

The Writers on Mondays events are open to the public and free of charge.

12:15pm to 1:15pm, 31 July 2017
Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa, Wellington

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