L.S. McKee discusses Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine with Erin Keane

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Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 4:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to host L.S. MCKEE for her debut collection, Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine. She will be joined in conversation by ERIN KEANE. 

About the book: 

In Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine, through a series of narrative and lyric poems, we follow the central protagonist, Alva, as she grapples with heartbreak, desire, mortality and her search for love in a world where both Nature and relationships are increasingly shaped by technology. From the desert to MRI machines to online dating to the Large Hadron Collider to the flora and fauna of natural and imagined worlds, Alva seeks meaning and the keys to human connection.

About the authors:

L.S. McKee is a writer and educator. Her work has appeared in NarrativeThe Massachusetts ReviewBest New PoetsCincinnati ReviewThe Georgia ReviewCopper Nickel, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford. She has taught writing at several universities, including MIT, and is now Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Georgia. Originally from East Tennessee, she lives in Athens, Georgia with her family.

Erin Keane is a critic, poet, essayist, and journalist. She’s the author of Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me (Belt Publishing), one of NPR’s best books of 2022, as well as three collections of poetry; and editor of The Louisville Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2020). Her writing has appeared in many publications, anthologies, and public radio programs, and she was co-producer and co-host of the limited audio series These Miracles Work: A Hold Steady Podcast. She is Chief Content Officer at Salon.com and teaches in the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.

Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine By L. S. McKee (Editor) Cover Image
By L. S. McKee (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781733150576
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Published: Zone 3 Press - October 1st, 2023

2022 Zone 3 Press First Book Award in Poetry Winning Collection.


Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me By Erin Keane Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781953368393
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Published: Belt Publishing - February 21st, 2023

From Erin Keane, editor in chief at Salon, comes a touching memoir about the search for truths in the stories families tell. In 1970, Erin Keane's mother ran away from home for the first time. She was thirteen years old. Over the next several years, and under two assumed identities, she hitchhiked her way across America, experiencing freedom, hardship, and tragedy.


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Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to host L.S. MCKEE for her debut collection, Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine. She will be joined in conversation by ERIN KEANE.