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Author's Forum Presents "Sharp Blue Search of Flame," A Conversation with Zilka Joseph and Lolita Hernadez

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:30-7:00 PM
Gallery, room #100 Hatcher Graduate Library Map
Zilka Joseph will read from her new book of poetry, followed by a conversation with Lolita Hernandez.

About the book: "Sharp Blue Search of Flame is an exploration in poetry of a complex network of nuanced journeys into a variety of worlds. The searingly rich poems reflect Zilka Joseph’s own history of living in Eastern and Western cultures, as well as the influences of her Jewish Indian roots. Joseph’s free verse and forms shift scenes from the real to the imagined landscapes of the mind, and search for fulfillment and solace amidst the terrifying beauty and chaos of the human condition."

Zilka Joseph teaches creative writing and is an independent editor and manuscript coach. Her chapbooks, Lands I Live In and What Dread, were nominated for a PEN America and a Pushcart award, respectively. She was awarded a Zell Fellowship, a Hopwood Prize, and the Elsie Choi Lee Scholarship (Center for the Education of Women) from the University of Michigan.

Lolita Hernandez is the author of two collections of short stories and two chapbook collections of poems. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of literary publications. After over thirty three years as a UAW worker at General Motors, she now teaches in the Creative writing Department of the University of Michigan Residential College.
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Other
Tags: Books, Literature, Multicultural, Poetry
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Residential College, Institute for the Humanities, English Language & Literature - MFA Program in Creative Writing, Semester in Detroit, Department of English Language and Literature