Monday, March 10, 2014

Andrea Scarpino to Host Reading for Poetry Book "Once, Then"

Andrea Scarpino, Union Institute & University
Saturday, April 5, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Andrea Scarpino, MFA, faculty member in Union Institute & University's Ph.D. program will host a reading of her new book Once, Then.

In her debut full-length poetry collection, Andrea Scarpino's elegies move between personal and political loss, between science, myth, and spirituality, and between lyric intensity and narrative clarity. At their heart is a longing for those we have lost, and an acknowledgement that loss irrevocably changes us and what we understand of the world. Blending mythological figures such as Persephone and Achilles, scientific approaches to knowledge learned from her microbiologist father, and a deep ambivalence regarding religious ideas of death and afterlife, Andrea’s poems invite us to examine the world, our own place in it, and what to make of its continual collapse.

Andrea received an MFA in Creative Writing from Ohio State University. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous journals, including The Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, The Los Angeles Review, PANK, and Prairie Schooner. She is the author of the chapbook The Grove Behind (Finishing Line Press, 2009). In addition to being a faculty member with Union Institute & University, Andrea is a weekly contributor for the blog "Planet of the Blind.”

Andrea’s book is also available on Amazon.

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