Join Milkweed Editions and I-ASC for the virtual launch of Hannah Emerson's debut poetry collection "The Kissing of Kissing."
This event will feature a chorus of voices, including special guests Kaveh Akbar, CAConrad, JJJJJerome Ellis, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Chris Martin, Aviv Nisinzweig, Lauren Russell, Pete Silberman, & Adam Wolfond. Each guest will read one of Emerson's poems and one of their own, written in response to The Kissing of Kissing.
SignNexus will provide ASL interpretation and CART (remote captioning) during the event.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the event. Registrants will also receive a special purchase code; the first 50 to redeem this code when purchasing a copy of The Kissing of Kissing on milkweed.org will receive free shipping and a complimentary postcard featuring a poem and painting by Emerson.
The event will also be live streamed to our Facebook page for the greater public.
Hannah Emerson is the author of The Kissing of Kissing. She is also the author of a chapbook, You Are Helping This Great Universe Explode. Emerson is a nonspeaking autistic artist and poet whose work has graced BOMB Magazine, the Poetry Society of America, Literary Hub, and the Brooklyn Rail. She lives in Lafayette, New York.