LIC: An Evening of Poetry with KC Trommer
Join Book Culture LIC on Saturday, April 6th at 6pm for an evening of poetry with KC Trommer, as she reads from her debut collection, We Call Them Beautiful. Trommer will read from her work and will be joined by the fiction writer Danielle Lazarin, author of Back Talk (Penguin, 2018), for a conversation after the reading.
We Call Them Beautiful is a vibrant debut, filled with emergencies and responses to them. “This, all this,/ is the making of you,” the poet KC Trommer writes, reminding us that what we live through changes us and the stories we tell about our lives. In these poems of love, pleasure, and survival, the poet navigates the cold menace of the Atlantic Ocean, the wild terrors of sex and carnival rides, the bittersweetness of watching her sleeping child’s quiet breathing, all while mapping the power, joy, and dangers of being a woman in the world. Drawing its strength from discovery, We Call Them Beautiful explores the necessary making and remaking of the self, through art and stories, while looking clearly at the ways that time works on us all.
KC Trommer is the author of the debut poetry collection We Call Them Beautiful (Diode Editions, 2019) and the chapbook The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014). She is the founder of the audio project QUEENSBOUND and is the Assistant Director of Communications at NYU Gallatin. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, with her son.
Danielle Lazarin is the author of Back Talk: Stories. Her writing can be found in The Southern Review, Buzzfeed, Colorado Review, The Cut, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She lives in her native New York, where she is at work on a novel.