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november, 2022

15novtueEmily Bludworth de Barrios: Shopping, or The End of Time W/ Sebastian Paramo7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

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Sebastian Paramo

Join us Tuesday, November 15, at 7 pm CST with author Emily Bludworth and Sebastian Paramo for a discussion and Q+A in celebration of the launch of Shopping, or The End of Time. This event will be IN-PERSON and books will be available to purchase the night of the event.

“I am going to make a poem,” writes Emily Bludworth de Barrios, “As if / I could put beautiful things in a box to keep them there.” With Shopping, or The End of Time she has done that and so much more. These kaleidoscopic images reflect and reverberate across time and space, revealing collisions of identity, motherhood, childhood, houses, shopping malls, industrial canals—the hopes and fears of what we’ve lost and gained over the decades in our mad rush for connection, for ownership, for goods.

About the Book

A detective’s red thread spiderweb mapping the constellations among parenting, capitalism, aging, and ghosts, this stunning collection is wistful, unmoored, glamorous, and immense. These tour-de-force poems simultaneously capture an impression of emptiness and pleasure, of existing in a liminal space filled with both hollowness and potential

Shopping, or The End of Time is this year’s winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

About the Author

Emily Bludworth de Barrios is a poet whose books and chapbooks include Women, Money, Children, Ghosts; Splendor; and Extraordinary Power. Her poems have appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Oxford Poetry, and Cincinnati Review. She was raised in Houston, Cairo, and Caracas, and now lives in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with her husband and three children.

Sebastián H. Páramo is the author of the forthcoming collection Portrait of Us Burning (Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books, 2023). His poems have appeared in Split Lip, Southeast Review, The Cortland Review, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. His work has been supported by the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program at UT-Austin, CantoMundo, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is the founding editor of The Boiler, Poetry Editor for Deep Vellum, and is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas

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