Lillo Way: Dubious Moon | Chapbook Launch
Hotel Sorrento Fireside Room (900 Madison Street) | free
The moon’s grown fat and I’m suspicious
because several stars have gone missing
the sky’s an evil shade of black,
and someone’s stolen every leaf, leaving
nothing but bleached tree-skeletons
pointing bony fingers at the culprit…
Poet Lillo Way will read from her new chapbook, Dubious Moon, winner of the 2017 Hudson Valley Writers Center’s Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest.
Way, who is a frequent student at Hugo House, will be joined by Hugo instructors and colleagues—Carolyne Wright, Judith Skillman, Shankar Narayan, Kenneth Wagner, Heidi Seaborn, and Michele Bombardier—who will also do short readings of their own to open the night.
Books will be for sale from Open Books: A Poem Emporium.
Lillo Way‘s chapbook, Dubious Moon, is the winner of the 2017 Hudson Valley Writers Center’s Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest. She is twice a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Tampa Review, Tar River Poetry, Madison Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Poetry East, Roanoke Review, Flying South, among others. Her full-length manuscript, Wingbone, was a finalist for the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize from Gunpowder Press. Way has received grants from the NEA, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for her choreographic work involving poetry.