A reading by Matthea Harvey | 2010

04/14/2010  by Arlo Haskell  Comment on this Post

photo by Robert Casper

Matthea Harvey is the author of three collections of poetry and is a contributing editor to jubilat and BOMB. Her 2007 collection, Modern Life, was a New York Times Notable Book, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Weston Cutter, writing for Bookslut, has called Harvey’s work “a form of courage, an act of daring at the outer limits of poetry.”

In this recording from the 2010 Key West Literary Seminar, Harvey begins with an unpublished poem that has an image for its title. She continues with two more unpublished poems, “My Wolf-Sister” and “My Octopus Orphan,” and a selection of works from Modern Life, including “Inside the Good Idea,” “The Future of Terror” parts 1 and 11, “A Theory of Generations,” and “Emphasis on Mister or Peanut, Robo or Boy.” The final two poems are the uncollected “Baked Alaska, A Theory Of” and “Everything Must Go.”

From KWLS 2010: Clearing the Sill of the World


This recording is available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author. © 2010 Matthea Harvey. Used with permission from Matthea Harvey.

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