• Salamander Reading

Fiction Writer Siobhan Fallon & Poet Elyse Fenton on love, loss, & war

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Poetry Center

Siobhan Fallon
Siobhan Fallon is the author of You Know When the Men Are Gone (Amy Einhorn Books/Penguin). Her stories and essays have appeared in Publishers' Weekly, Women's Day, Good Housekeeping, New Letters, and Salamander, among others, and she is currently writing a monthly fiction series for Military Spouse Magazine.

"There is the war we know -- from Hollywood and CNN, about dirt-smeared soldiers disarming IEDs and roaring along in Humvees and kicking down the doors of terrorist hideouts -- and then there is the battleground at home depicted by breakout author Siobhan Fallon, an army wife with a neglected, deeply important perspective and a staggering arsenal of talent..."  -Benjamin Percy

Elyse Fenton
Elyse Fenton is the author of Clamor, winner of the 2009 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction have also appeared in such journals as Bat City Review, The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, The New York Times, and Salamander. In 2010, she received the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize for Clamor.

"From the smoldering wreckage of battle-scarred Iraq to the 'last unmuzzled throatful of air,' Elyse Fenton's debut collection clamors with such exigency that it drops us right into the danger zone. Her art is precise, persistent and volatile when deployed to the front lines. But also sparing...embedded within a relationship tested by the distance from battlefield to home..."  -D.A. Powell

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Salamander and the Creative Writing Department at Suffolk University. The Poetry Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Sawyer Library at 73 Tremont Street. Best entrance around the corner on Tremont Place. Please call 617-973-5346 with questions or concerns.

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