Mary Syzbist

Book-Lunch Discussion Group: Mary Syzbist, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for poetry, discusses her most recent work:  Incarnadine.

Friday, October 3, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In her gorgeous second collection, Mary Szybist blends traditional and experimental aesthetics to recast the mysth of the Biblical Mary for this era. In vulnerable lyrics, surprising concrete poems, and other forms, and with extraordinary sympathy and a light touch of humor, Szybsit probes the nuances of love, loss, and the truggle for religious faith in a world that seems to argue against it. This is a religious book for nonbelievers, or a book of necessary doubts for the faithful.