When: Fri., Jan. 3, 7 p.m. 2014
Deeply marked by her Hudson Valley upbringing, poet Sarah Heady writes on human geography, American history, and the built environment. Her first book, Niagara Transnational (Fourteen Hills, 2013), won the 2013 Michael Rubin Book Award. Barbara Tomash calls it "an epic American travelogue, but don’t expect mythic vistas and fruited plains. Heady propels us with gutsy, erotic, punky aplomb into the rusted waste and sugary spoils of the last century. With this series of sagely annotated poems made of passionate trash—old postcards, out-of-date informational placards, crumbling amusement park rides, rest stop confessions—Heady reports to us from the field."