Louisville Poet Lynnell Edwards
Saturday, November 12th at 4 PM We will host an event with Louisville poet Lynnell Edwards who will read from her recent release Covet. Lynnell is the author of two previous collections of poetry, both from Red Hen Press: The Highwayman's Wife and The Farmer's Daughter.
covet (kuh-vit)v. tr.: to desire, esp. to desire eagerly, to wish for, long for. As in to covet another's belongings, the ghosts of households and fixtures, their voices or warnings. Ex: she coveted the fine table, the rich furnishings of her neighbor's home. As in to covet the past, a lost year, a lost life or one not lived.
With "The Highwayman's Wife," Lynnell Edwards' fierce and brazen poems breathe new life into well-known myths and tales, giving a new, bold voice to characters such as Medusa and Helen of Troy. Equal parts graceful and audacious, Edwards' poems capture her genuine love of language while maintaining a charming style all their own.