19 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
09/05/2014 7:00 pm
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR WATERSHED
Friday, September 5 @ 7:00 pm
Laura Donnelly’s poems listen closely to small moments and gestures – a change in weather, a music note’s echo – and use these to explore bigger questions of identity and culture. In Watershed, she examines the often-overlooked work and experiences of women's lives – from her mother studying Darwin’s finches to the challenges faced by women artists like Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann. (Photo: Keech Photography)
Watershed won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize. Donnelly is also the author of a chapbook, Nocturne – Schumann’s Letters, published by Finishing Line Press. Originally trained as a classical pianist, she received her MFA in poetry from Purdue University and her PhD in creative writing from Western Michigan University. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review,CutBank,Flyway, DIAGRAM, PANK,and Poetry East, among other journals. A former Editor-in-Chief of the national literary journal Third Coast, Donnelly is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at State University of New York at Oswego.