Professor of English Barbara Ungar will read from her new new book for three dates this weekend–Thursday, Friday, and Sunday–with poet Michele Battiste. Dubbed the “Two Hungarian Dames Mini-Tour,” the pair will read Thursday at The Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, Friday at Saratoga’s Northshire Books, and Sunday at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany.
Ungar’s new collection, Save our Ship, was selected by Mark Jarman for the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize. It’s just out from Ashland Poetry Press. The collection was inspired by “The Diverse Vices of Women, Alphabetized,” a renaissance alphabet intended to teach women to avoid sensual pleasure, particularly that of speech. In these diverse poems, alphabetized, #MeToo meets Global Weirding, and women do not mind their tongues, or their Ps and Qs.
Joining Ungar will be Michele Battiste, winner of the Louise Bogan Prize for the collection Waiting for the Wreck to Burn.
Thursday, October 10
The Open Door Bookstore
Friday, October 11
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Facebook event page here
Sunday, October 13
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza