Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Matthea Harvey @ SAIC

Thursday, January 13, 6:00 PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Seeing Things
Matthea Harvey
Fullerton Hall
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Free admission

Matthea Harvey grew up in Germany, England, and Wisconsin before attending Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf, 2004) and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form (Alice James Books, 2000). Her third book of poems, Modern Life (Graywolf, 2007), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. Her first children’s book, The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, was published by Tin House Books in 2009. Of Lamb, an illustrated erasure with images by Amy Jean Porter, will be released by McSweeney’s in 2011. An accomplished musician and photographer, Harvey is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper, and BOMB. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn.

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and the Art Institute of Chicago