Cindy Hunter Morgan - "Far Company" - Richard A. Rosengarten

Friday, October 27, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Cindy Hunter Morgan

Cindy Hunter Morgan will discuss Far Company. She will be joined in conversation by Richard A. Rosengarten. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

This event will be held in person at The Seminary Co-op.

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About the Book: In Far Company, we hear Cindy Hunter Morgan thinking about the many ways we carry the natural world inside of us as a kind of embedded cartography. Many of these poems commune not only with lost ancestors but also past poets. We hear conversations with Emily Dickinson, James Wright, Walt Whitman, and W. S. Merwin. These poets, who are part of Hunter Morgan’s poetic lineage, are beloved figures in the far company she keeps, but the poems she writes are distinctly hers. The root of this book is Hunter Morgan’s love for family and her love for the land her family has shared.

These poems map a journey to many places, inward and outward, and engage with the natural world and the built world, moving between both of those environments in ways that acknowledge the complexities of such crossings. Often melancholic but never sentimental, this collection belongs with any reader who seeks out literature in the organic world.

About the Author: Cindy Hunter Morgan is the author of Far Company (Wayne State University Press, 2022) and Harborless (Wayne State University Press), which was a 2018 Michigan Notable Book and the winner of the 2017 Moveen Prize in Poetry. She also is the author of two chapbooks, Apple Season (Midwest Writing Center Chapbook Award, 2012) and The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker (Ledge Press Chapbook Award, 2011). She teaches creative writing at Michigan State University and is a co-founder of FILMETRY: A Festival of Poetry and Film. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including Tin House Online, Passages NorthSalamander, Sugar House Review, and West Branch. She writes occasionally for Murder Ballad Monday, a blog devoted to the exploration of the murder ballad tradition in folk and popular music, and she leads various poetry workshops and book arts workshops. Her artists books are held in Murray & Hong Special Collections at Michigan State University, Zhang Legacy Special Collections at Western Michigan University, and in private collections. 

About the Interlocutor: Richard A. Rosengarten is Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and Director of Doctoral Studies at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is Associate Editor of Literature and Theology and author of Henry Fielding and the Narration of Providence: Divine Design and the Incursions of Evil.  

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637