Jill Bialosky will read on November 8th from her latest poetry collection The Players (Knopf, 2015). The event will include audience Q&A and a book-signing reception. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bialosky has made her home in New York City since completing her advanced writing degrees at Johns Hopkins and the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop. She is the author of four poetry collections, three novels including The Prize (Counterpoint, 2015), and a best-selling memoir, History of a Suicide (Atria Books, 2011). From the physical world of the baseball diamond to the emotional center field of caring for an aging mother and a maturing son, Bialosky handles both the joys of mothering and the inevitability of loss with consummate grace. Booklist calls The Players “A sun-spangled and deep-shadowed collection in which the archetypal is laced tightly into precious, ordinary life,” while Publishers Weekly says, “Bialosky isn’t afraid to acknowledge life’s transience or its beauty, and she excels at both." Bialosky has been published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Nation, the Paris Review, and The New Republic, among others, and she has received a number of honors, including the Elliot Coleman Award for Poetry. She is currently an Executive Editor at W. W. Norton & Company.
Admission $10 donation; students free. For further information please visit www.katonahpoetry.com. Visit KPS on Facebook and Twitter. The Katonah Village Library is located at 26 Bedford Road, within easy walking distance of the Katonah Metro-North train station.