Patrick Morrissey - "Light Box" - Edgar Garcia

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Patrick Morrissey

Patrick Morrissey will discuss Light Box. He will be joined in conversation by Edgar Garcia. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

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


About the book: In Light Box, Patrick Morrissey’s third collection, the poet explores the mysteries and intimacies of life in the city as they intersect with the pleasures and realities of family life. In lines of lyric concision, Morrissey observes miniature dramas play out in apartments, on sidewalks, and behind the wheel. Emotionally vivid and intellectually complex, these carefully measured poems transform the most familiar things into marvels, where “a filigree of shadows tossed on the wind reassembles itself.”

About the author: Patrick Morrissey is the author of three books of poetry: The Differences (Pressed Wafer, 2014), World Music (Verge, 2017), and Light Box (Verge, 2023). From 2014 to 2016, he was the poetry editor of Chicago Review. He teaches at the University of Chicago.

About the interlocutor: Edgar Garcia is a poet and scholar of the hemispheric cultures of the Americas. He is the author of Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019); Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu (University of Chicago Press, 2020); and Emergency: Reading the Popol Vuh in a Time of Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2022);among other works and collaborations. He is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches in Creative Writing. In 2022-23 he is guest editor in chief of Fence.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-Op
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60615