Amanda Larson will be reading from her poetry debut, Gut.
"Methodically unsentimental in its examination of trauma and recovery." —Mark Bibbins, judge of the 2022 Norma Farber First Book Award
"Memory serves as a lens through which the self and desire are scrutinized and mourned; at the center of this formally inventive debut is the body, which, once violated, guts open consciousness, and creates an excruciating, slippery unraveling."—Aria Aber, author of Hard Damage
"Imagine the story of a sexual trauma told solely by what happened to its victim afterward—not physically but philosophically." —Sarah Manguso, author of 300 Arguments
Amanda Larson's first book, Gut, was selected by Jericho Brown as the winner of the 2020 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest and was awarded the 2022 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in fugue, Washington Square Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Adirondack Review, and other publications. Amanda teaches poetry at Cedar Crest College.
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