Join us in welcoming Michelle Penaloza for a reading and signing of here new collection, Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, the winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Prize!
Ambitious and emotionally complex, Michelle Peñaloza's debut poetry collection, Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, explores grief and violence, the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, and the complications of desire. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Oceanic, calls Peñaloza's book "remarkable" and says "Of this I am certain: I'll be celebrating this poet for many years to come."
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