2 pm | SATURDAY, AUG 22 *ONLINE*
Join us for a reading and discussion with poet and author Megan Merchant about her latest collection, Before the Fevered Snow.
The Zoom link will be posted here several days before the event.
About the Book
YOU WANT A STORY OF PROGRESS, BUT IT'S FALL.
In her fourth collection, celebrated poet and author Megan Merchant uses the natural world as her canvas, mapping the abstract shape of the American social consciousness onto a wintry landscape of marriage, motherhood, and grief.
Suffused with autumnal decay and the silent promise of snow, Merchant’s collection serves as a powerful distillation of the ageless themes of memory and loss.
“Megan Merchant's poetry has the sudden fall into dream, tenderness, awakenings and delicate and crystalline images—the tone and lines are just right and seem to be in the language of a forest at night and the unseen eye in the wave."
- Juan Felipe Herrera, 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate
About the Author
Megan Merchant holds an MFA degree in International Creative Writing from UNLV and is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including Gravel Ghosts (2016), The Dark’s Humming (2017) — winner of the 2015 Lyrebird Award — and Grief Flowers (2018). She has also penned four chapbooks, and is the author of the children’s book These Words I Shaped for You (Philomel Books/Penguin Random House).
Merchant was awarded the 2016-2017 COG Literary Award, the 2018 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and most recently, second place in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She is an editor at Pirene’s Fountain and The Comstock Review.
She lives in Prescott, AZ with her husband and two children.