Join us for a poetry reading, Q&A, refreshements, and book signing to celebrate the release of Garret Keizer's debut poetry collection, "The World Pushes Back," winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize.
Free and open to the public.
About Garret Kezier
Garret Keizer is the author of The World Pushes Back, winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, and eight books of prose, including Privacy and A Dresser of Sycamore Trees. His poems have appeared in Agni, The Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, and The New Yorker, among others. He is also a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives with his wife, Kathy Keizer, in the Northeast Kingdom.
About the book
The World Pushes Back, Garret Keizer’s first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible. They have appeared in a number of venues, including Agni, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, Image, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, and The Texas Review, among others.
"I have waited for a book of poems like The World Pushes Back, one that honors our 'quiet laboring,' one that pays off on a promise of seeing deeper into the quotidian, of managing the human web. Keizer does more than catalogue the spells and bouquets of living now; he is a passionate witness to a remarkable life made holy by his spacious intellect and adventures into song. --Major Jackson, author of Holding Company and Roll Deep