Celebrating the debut full-length poetry collection, Afterfeast, by poet Lisa Hiton. Lisa Hiton grew up in Deerfield and recently collaborated with the Deerfield Public Library Podcast as the founder and co-director of our Queer Poem-a-Day project. Selected by the poet Mary Jo Bang as the winner of the Dorset Prize for Poetry, Afterfeast is published by Tupelo Press.
Lisa will be doing a reading from her book Saturday November 13th at 1pm Central. You can sign up for in person or online attendance through Zoom.
The poems in Afterfeast often take as their subject trips to Greece, the legacy of the Holocaust, and queer identity (not to mention more mysterious metaphysical states), in an original and daring voice. This heartfelt and profound conversation, which includes readings from Afterfeast, explores how Hiton creates poems that dramatize the “immersion, then pain” of the process of entering into the space of poetry itself.
You can check out Afterfeast at the Deerfield Public Library, or find out more information about Lisa Hiton on her website: lisahiton.com.