Juniper Welcomes Lia Purpura to Sunday LIVE Tonight
Host Juniper Moon welcomes essayist, poet, and translator Lia Purpura to our Sunday LIVE Reading. Tonight, Sunday, January 17th at 8pm ET.
A Word About tonight’s Guest from Host Juniper Moon
Before I started grad school a friend, Casey Fuller, said I must read a collection of essays by an amazing writer he met through the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. And, if Casey recommends something, you take notice.
The collection of essays is titled On Looking, by Lia Purpura, and has stayed with me all these years. I’ve returned in my mind many times to an essay about a visit to the morgue and her observations about seeing the body of man who had recently drowned in the river. Lia’s well-honed sense of particularized observation transcends the reader in not only her essays but her poetry which I studied in grad school.
All this to say, I’m so grateful Lia is the featured reader this Sunday for the Writing for Peace – Sunday Live reading series. You don’t need to take Casey’s or my word. Come find out for yourself. This is going to be a great reading.
Lia Purpura, the award winning essayist, poet, and translator, joins Sunday Live. If we’re lucky, we’ll hear some of her newest work–poems from It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful (Penguin) and essays from All the Fierce Tethers (Sarabande Books).
Her awards include Guggenheim, NEA, and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as four Pushcart Prizes, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Nonfiction, and others. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Orion, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, Agni, Emergence, and elsewhere. She lives in Baltimore, MD, where she is Writer in Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has taught in the Rainier Writing Workshop’s MFA program, at Breadloaf Writers Conference, The University of Iowa’s Nonfiction MFA program and at conferences, workshops, and graduate programs throughout the country.
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