May 29 2024


7:00 pm


$Give What You Can

Poetry Reading: Dara Barrois/Dixon and KP Kaszubowski *HYBRID*

Poetry Reading featuring Dara Barrois/Dixon, author of Extremely Expensive Mystical Experiences for Astronauts (Conduit Books & Ephemera, 2024), and KP Kaszubowski, author of somnieee (Vegatarian Alcoholic Press, 2019). Presented as part of Through Lines, a series dedicated to innovative lyric poetry, with support from the NEA.

In person at Woodland Pattern and livestreaming on Crowdcast


Dara Barrois/Dixon's books include Blood Hook & Eye, The Book of Knowledge, Hat on a Pond, Voyages in English, You Good Thing, Reverse Rapture, in the still of the night, Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina, and the brand new Extremely Expensive Mystical Experiences for Astronauts. She’s taught poetry workshops and seminars across the US, at University of Pittsburgh, Hollins University, University of Alabama, University of Utah, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, University of Montana, University of Texas at Austin, Santa Fe Writing Conference, Aspen Writing Conference, Emory University's Summer Writing Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and for the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, which she founded in 2006 at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Her poems have been awarded The Poetry Center Book Award, American Poetry Review's Jerome Shestack Poetry Prize, and supported by Lannan Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowships. She founded factory hollow press which focuses on chapbooks. She lives in factory hollow in western Massachusetts. She formerly published as Dara Wier.

KP Kaszubowski (she/her) is a poet and filmmaker. Her debut poetry collection somnieeee was published in 2019 by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, and her debut feature film Ringolevio premiered in 2020 at Dances With Films in Los Angeles. As narrative designer and producer, her first feature length documentary My First and Last Film (director: Tracey Thomas) premiered in 2019. Her previous poetry has been published (as Kristin Peterson) by pitymilk press, Great Lakes Review, dancing girl press, Juked, Flag + Void, ICHNOS, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing through Eastern Washington University in 2023. She lives close enough to the Lake to pretend she can hear it. When she lived in Spokane, she could hear Lake Michigan there too.


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