To celebrate the release of her new book, Pretend the World, Saint Paul poet Kathryn Kysar will read with Bemidji poet Sean Hill. Kysar and Hill will take turns reading their poems, so that each poem elicits a responding poem from the other writer, creating a spontaneous “conversation” between poems. Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World, whose poems “radiate a lyric vitality as they explore the world of nature, motherhood, sexuality, and celebrate the lost bounty of the past,” according to the poet Dorianne Laux. Hill is the author of Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, published by the University of Georgia Press. This hour-long event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The poets’ books will be available for purchase, and book signing will follow the reading.
Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse
5:30 p.m., April 2, 2011