Readings by Tracy K. Smith and Nathalie Handal

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith for a reading from her outstanding memoir Ordinary Light, Smith’s effort, via the histories of her parents, to understand her own middle-class mid-70s Californian upbringing in relation to the brutality of black lives in 1950s America. She will be joined by Nathalie Handal, reading from her new collection of poetry The Republics, about which Teju Cole writes:  “I cherish these dense little constructions–they are full of hard truths, of things seen in extremis, and yet they do not leave us comfortless.”

Event date: 

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
Ordinary Light: A memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307962669
Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.
Published: Knopf - March 31st, 2015