Deborah Landau to Read for Katonah Poetry Series at Katonah Village Library

Please join us at 4:00pm on November 17, 2019, at the Katonah Village Library, to welcome Deborah Landau. At once lyrical and earthy, Laundau's poetry bears witness to the vulnerability of the body in a time of global crisis. Of her most recent book, Soft Targets, Publishers Weekly wrote:" Through the cadence of these poems, which sometimes resemble lullabies in their dreaminess and gorgeous lyricism, Landau captures the ways humans persist, despite our collective anxiety, in our longing for 'something tender, something that might bloom.'" Hers is an important voice in these uncertain times. Deborah Landau is the author of four collections of poetry: Soft Targets (2019); The Uses of the Body (2015); and The Last Usable Hour (2011), all Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium (2011), selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Landau's work has appeared in many journals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry, and has been published in numerous anthologies as well as The Best American Poetry. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.