Callista Buchen: Look Look Look

Callista Buchen returns to Lawrence to present her new poetry collection Look Look Look.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Carmen Gimenez Smith says, "Motherhood is bound both to life’s joy and death’s ether, which complicates a woman’s relationship to her own body's emotional and physical permeability. In Look Look Look Callista Buchen writes beautiful prose fragments about and the tendrils that bind her to motherhood and that intersection with mortality. This moving collection situates motherhood as a climate, a destination and reminds us that many of the connections bodies make are often as ephemeral as 'clouds made of mouths.'"

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Callista Buchen is the author of Look Look Look (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and the chapbooks Double-Mouthed (dancing girl press, 2016) and The Bloody Planet (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her work appears in Harpur Palate, Puerto del Sol, Fourteen Hills, and many other journals, and she is the winner of DIAGRAM’s essay contest. She teaches at Franklin College in Indiana, where she directs the visiting writers reading series and advises the student literary journal.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
6 E 7th
Lawrence, KS 66044
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781625570093
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Black Lawrence Press - December 1st, 2019

Poetry. Women's Studies. "Motherhood is bound both to life's joy and death's ether, which complicates a woman's relationship to her own body's emotional and physical permeablity. In LOOK LOOK LOOK Callista Buchen writes beautiful prose fragments about and the tendrils that bind her to motherhood and that intersection with mortality.