Belgian-American writer Laure-Anne Bosselaar will read her poetry on Tuesday, February 28, at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The reading, supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation to Poets & Writers Inc., is free and open to the public.
The event will be held in the Hieronymus Lounge at 4 p.m. Bosselaar, who is fluent in four languages, wrote “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf,” “Small Gods of Grief” and, most recently, “A New Hunger.”
Bosselaar’s writings have earned a Pushcart Prize, the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry in 2001 and an American Library Association Notable Book award in 2008. Her poems have appeared in the Washington Post, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, AGNI and Harvard Review. Two of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s “The Writers’ Almanac.”
Her newest book, “A New Hunger,” is a hauntingly lyrical book of poems, some from her past of being abandoned as a four-year-old in a convent in Brussels, and some from her adult musings the New York. For more information on this Poetry Reading please visit, http://blogs.westmont.edu/2012/02/23/bosselaar-is-featured-at-poetry-reading/.