11/9: Reading & Conversation with Erin Marie Lynch and Claire Hong

Join us in the store on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7pm for a poetry reading and conversation with Erin Marie Lynch and Claire Hong! We are excited to celebrate Lynch's hotly anticipated debut collection Removal Acts (Graywolf, 2023) and Hong's Upend (Noemi Press, 2020). Join us for this tremendous evening of poetry, made possible in part by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture!

Masks will be required for Open Books events until further notice. Thank you for understanding!

Signed and personalized copies of Removal Acts can be pre-ordered now

Erin Marie Lynch is the author of Removal Acts, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in October 2023. Her writing appears in POETRY, New England Review, DIAGRAM, Narrative, Best New Poets, and other publications. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Indigenous Nations Poets, and the Hugo House. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, as well as an associate editor at Air/Light magazine.

Claire Hong is a poet and agricultural worker whose daily life and writing practice involve researching and searching for cross-cultural, interspecies, and intergenerational relationships that have formed and form outside of, or despite, imperialism. Dedicated to traditional foodways, land stewardship, and multigenerational community work, Hong works to provide arid-adapted seeds and resources to gardeners and food security projects of the Southwest. Hong is the author of Upend (Noemi Press 2020), which was longlisted for the PEN/Voelcker Award. She is a recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award (2023). Hong received a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University (2019-2021) and has creative writing degrees from the University of Arizona (MFA) and Pratt Institute (BFA). She was born in San Francisco, CA and currently lives in Tucson, AZ.