Reading & Signing: Julianne Buchsbaum, author of a new book of poetry, THE APOTHECARY’S HEIR
- Categories: Literary
- Event posted: June 3, 2012
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Thursday, June 14, 2012, 7 p.m.
- The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St., Lawrence
- Age limit: All ages
Poet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her "rich, lucid, alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise" (Reginald Shepherd); "there is something of Wallace Stevens in her precision, her incredible diction," says Matthew Rohrer. Her new collection, The Apothecary's Heir, depicts a damaged world in which the speaker is trying to make sense of human relationships in the aftermath of loss. A series of meditations on landscapes of our postmodern world—a sickbed, a gas station, a bomb shelter, a rest stop along a highway—these supple poems explore the frailty of human connectedness and anatomize desire in a world of pharmaceuticals and microchips. For more information, visit: http://ravenbookstore.com/events.php#0614