Rachel Galvin - "Uterotopia" - Rachel DeWoskin

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin will discuss her book of poems, Uterotopia. She will be joined in conversation by Rachel DeWoskin.

This is an in-person event and will be located at the Seminary Co-op.  At this time, masks are required for in-store events. 

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About the book: With lyric intensity, wordplay, and dark humor, Uterotopia explores sexism and aging, fertility and mortality, the bystander effect, and violence against women on an intimate and national level. In poems that converse with writers including César Vallejo, Kim Hyesoon, and W.H. Auden, urban legends and folk rituals interweave with facts, anecdotes, and news. The Washington Post praises Uterotopia: "These are tough, bracingly candid poems flecked with heartbreak."

About the author: Rachel Galvin is a poet, translator, and scholar. Her newest book of poems, Uterotopia, was published by Persea Books in January 2023. Galvin is the author of Elevated Threat Level, a finalist for the National Poetry Series, and Pulleys & Locomotion. She is the translator of Raymond Queneau’s Hitting the Streets, winner of the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize, and co-translator of Oliverio Girondo’s Decals: Complete Early Poetry, a finalist for the National Translation Award. Her current translation project is supported by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work appears in journals and anthologies including Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Best American Poetry 2020, Boston Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. She is a co-founder of Outranspo, a creative translation collective, and is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, where she also teaches in the Creative Writing Program and leads Translation Studies. 

About the interlocutor: Rachel DeWoskin is the award-winning author of five novels: Someday We Will Fly; Banshee; Blind; Big Girl Small; Repeat After Me; and the memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing. DeWoskin's first poetry collection, Two Menus, was published by the University of Chicago Press' Phoenix Poetry Series in 2020, and a second poetry collection is forthcoming. She has received a National Jewish Book Award, a Sydney Taylor Book Award, an American Library Association's Alex Award, and an Academy of American Poets Award, among others. Her poems, essays, and articles have appeared in journals and anthologies including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, and New Voices from the Academy of American Poets. DeWoskin is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts at UChicago and an affiliated faculty member in Jewish and East Asian Studies.

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