BH: Poets, Sarah Giragosian, Jackie Craven, and Barbara Ungar sign and discuss their works, Saturday, May 11th at 3pm

Sarah Giragosian is an author of the poetry collections Queer Fish (winner of the American Poetry Journal Book Prize, 2017) and The Death Spiral (Black Lawrence Press, 2020) and co-editor (with Virginia Konchan) of Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems (University of Akron Press, 2023). Mother Octopus (co-winner of the Halcyon Prize) is forthcoming from Middle Creek Press.


Jackie Craven toys with time in WHISH, winner of the 2024 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Surreal prose blocks follow the uneasy relationship between a wistful narrator and shape-shifting characters—managers, bookkeepers, secretaries—who manifest as hours of the day. "It’s rare to find such perfect prose poetry," says series editor, Tom Lombardo. "Jackie Craven’s abrupt swerves and disruptive metaphors drop readers off cliffs, repeatedly." Startling, provocative, and darkly comical, WHISH speeds along a "quantum highway" where memory and loss plume into stained glass light.

Barbara Ungar’s sixth book, After Naming the Animals, is new from The Word Works, which also published Immortal Medusa and Charlotte Brontë, You Ruined My Life. Prior books include Save Our Ship, which won the Snyder Publication Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, and The Origin of the Milky Way, which won the Gival Poetry Prize. The Standish Chair in English at the soon-to-be defunct College of Saint Rose, she lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
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