Juliet Patterson

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Juliet Patterson

November 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Juliet Patterson in celebration of the release of her book Sinkhole: a Legacy of Suicide (Milkweed, 2022). 

“Mixing autobiography, academic psychology, and an ecological history of Kansas, Patterson, a poet, examines the suicides in her family, beginning with her father’s.”—The New Yorker

“A soulful odyssey . . . [Patterson’s] bewilderment and edge-of-the-sinkhole grief is palpable . . . Though the memoir doesn’t solve the riddle of suicide or offer a neat narrative arc, it does show the value of remembering and the importance of paying attention to, for example, a ‘rack of suits and ties,’ . . . or a Lite Brite message left glowing in the dark after her father left for a business trip that said: ‘Be good. I love you. See you soon.’” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Juliet Patterson is the author of Sinkhole, as well as two collections of poems,Threnody and The Truant Lover, a finalist for the Lambda Award. Her poems and essays have appeared widely.

This reading is co-sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction.


November 2, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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