Date(s) - February 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Firehouse Books
A Fort Collins Book Event
The poem is often thought to be a form bearing love and romance, but Kelly Weber’s collection, We Are Changed to Deer at the Broken Place, “is a book obsessed with sound, with the haunting creak of animals breaking through human bodies, canter and flight. Sex is everywhere in her book, and romance, too. And yet the lived experience Weber captures is aromantic and asexual, attached to the natural world but refusing expected couplings.”
About the writer
Kelly Weber (she/they) is the author of We Are Changed to Deer at the Broken Place (Tupelo Press, 2022) and You Bury the Birds in My Pelvis, winner of the 2022 Omnidawn First/Second Book Prize (forthcoming October 2023). She is the reviews editor for Seneca Review and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in a Best American Poetry Author Spotlight, Gulf Coast Online, Electric Literature’s The Commuter, Hayden’s Ferry Review Online, Southeast Review, Salamander, The Journal, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Colorado State University and lives with two rescue cats. More of their work can be found at kellymweber.com.
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