Holloway Poetry Reading: Sara Nicholson

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Sara Nicholson, Holloway Series in Poetry

 Department of English

Please join is this Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm for a reading by Sara Nicholson, this year's Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics. The reading will be held in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) and followed by a reception with refreshments in the English Department lounge.

Nicholson is the author of the poetry collections What the Lyric Is (Song Cave, 2016) and The Living Method ( Song Cave, 2014). She lives in West Fork, Arkansas.

From What the Lyric Is:

The wrong words sit beside us
Where the flesh is heavy.
The right words come most easily
To those who sleep.
I put my boots in a CVS bag
Because the weather demanded it
And my jacket over
The windshield in the morning
To confuse the sun.
Of mine own life, I'll tell you
One thing the internet
Won't tell you—I wear my hair
Like a woman sometimes.
The project of the snow's
To put the sky in lo-fi
And the memory of last week's
Snow's a gash in the air.
The mountains and seas
Have a queer look about them.
A hoax of golden daffodils
Obscures them, you might say.
I've been told
We should pretend
That everything we see is real,
That images should try
As best they can
To come to life.

 oakland, CA 94608, griffin.wilson@gmail.com