Yvonne Zipter - "The Wordless Lullaby of Crickets" - Linda Bubon

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Yvonne Zipter

Yvonne Zipter will discuss The Wordless Lullaby of Crickets. Zipter will be joined in conversation by Linda Bubon. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

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


About the book: A kind of radical compassion is at work in the poems of Yvonne Zipter’s The Wordless Lullaby of Crickets. It’s not simple good cheer or just some sort of positive spin on life; it’s complex, and it’s always a little—deliciously—ambiguous. One can be, in these poems, “blessed with a trinity / of crows”; one notices a lovely Johnny Hodges saxophone tune returning unbidden in the midst of a round of chemotherapy; and one realizes, then, that one is in the presence of a poet wielding words the way a player plays notes of a sad and somehow uplifting song. –Robert Wrigley

About the author: Yvonne Zipter is author of the poetry collectionsThe Wordless Lullaby of CricketsKissing the Long Face of the GreyhoundThe Patience of Metal (Lambda Literary Award Finalist), and Like Some Bookie God, the Russian historical novel Infraction, and the nonfiction books Diamonds Are a Dyke’s Best Friend and Ransacking the Closet. Her individual published poems are being sold in two repurposed toy-vending machines in Chicago, the proceeds of which support a local nonprofit organization. 

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