Jodie Hollander, Suzanne Bottelli, & Jennifer Moss
Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, Jodie Hollander's beautifully-structured and compelling debut collection, My Dark Horses (Liverpool University/Oxford University Press) follows the story of a daughter's maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation.
Reading with her tonight are two Seattle poets. Suzanne Bottelli’s poems have appeared in Scoundrel Time and Poetry Northwest, among others. Her chapbook The Feltville Formation (Finishing Line Press) was published in 2015. Jennifer Moss’ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, Witness and Image. She is the author of Beast, to Be Your Friend (New Michigan Press) and her first full-length collection, A Goat from a Distance, is forthcoming from Dream Horse Press.