Poet: Susan Briante

The Hallie Ford Chair Literary Series at Willamette University presents poet Susan Briante, Thursday, February 2 in the Hatfield room at 7:30 p.m. Briante is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Utopia Minus. She also publishes essays on industrial ruins, abandoned buildings and cultural memory.
The poems in her first book, Pioneers in the Study of Motion (Ashanta Press, Boise State University, March 2007) reference field notes as well as love letters as they trace her experiences living in Mexico City from 1992-1998 and reading the Latin American avant-garde. About Utopia Minus, the poet Jean Valentine writes, “What a wildly intelligent, learned poet Briante is, in this biography-autobiography of the American body and soul around 2010, witnessed (and lived) with such bite, understanding, and sorrow.”