Laura-Gray Street will read works from her recently released poetry collection Pigment and Fume. The poems of Pigment and Fume explore, scavenge, celebrate, and interrogate—by hook and crook, riff and raff, physics and ekphrastics, instinct and ecstasy—the natural world and the nature of our relationships. If ecology is the study of the planetary household, Pigment and Fume studies literal and metaphorical houses poem by poem and builds them toward a larger, ever-entangling whole.
LuAnn Keener-Mikenas, a member of the Randolph College Counseling Center, received the 2013 Library of Virginia Poetry Award for Homeland, her second collection. Color Documentary received in manuscript a 1990 Virginia Prize. Keener-Mikenas’s work has been increasingly concerned with the environmental crisis and the remaking and spiritualization of our relationship with the natural world.
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