FRIEDAcommunity – Reading + Poetry debut from Kay Cosgrove


Oct. 28, 2023, 04:00 pm

320 Walnut Street

Please join us for a very special literary event celebrating ANYBODY HOME? (Blue Edge, 2023), the poetry debut from Kay Cosgrove.

This event is made possible thanks to donations from our annual fundraiser.

The poems in Kay Cosgrove’s first collection are driven by curiosity – about herself, the world, and her place in it. Witty and elegantly restrained, they ask the question: how do we live the lives we’ve made for ourselves? Cosgrove roams from barrooms to checkout lines to the enigma of motherhood; she is a teenager responsible for a sack-of-flour-as-a-baby, and then an adult driving a teenage babysitter home. She explores the texture of our connections to strangers, family, ourselves, and illuminates the sublime in the unimportant. The poems in Anybody Home? embrace life’s sweetness and shadows. Here, the ordinary is unfathomable and the ineffable is ordinary.

Other readers include:
Christian Bancroft, Lauren Hilger and Adrienne Perry

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