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"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Laura Kolbe

Join this week's featured author, Laura Kolbe, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as she discusses her poerty book, Little Pharma.  

The title Little Pharma is both a doppelgänger and a cri de coeur: as the poet’s dreamlike double, the character Little Pharma navigates the murky channels of the hospital and clinic, the borderlands of the living and the dead, and the journey from novice to healer. At the same time, the poems plead for a return to a littler pharma, a space for stolen intimacy and momentary quiet amid the impersonal and engulfing chill that floods the anatomical theater and the corridors of illness. Little Pharma is a Dantean journey from the depths of an institution, and of a pervading personal dread, to a renewed celebration of human contact, the body, and the giddy, terrifying excitement of ongoing life.

Click HERE to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about Little Pharma and for purchasing options.  (While we encourage you to read the books ahead of time it is not a requirement to participate in the series.)

Join us as we not only discuss her book, but also dive into Kolbe's personal literature collection, her favorite readings, and participate in a live Q&A!

 

About the authorLaura Kolbe is a doctor and medical ethicist at New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She studied English and American literature at Harvard and the University of Cambridge. Her work has been anthologized in A World Out of Reach. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner Andrew and their dog Bonnie.

 

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Thursday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Laura Kolbe

Join this week's featured author, Laura Kolbe, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as she discusses her poerty book, Little Pharma.  

The title Little Pharma is both a doppelgänger and a cri de coeur: as the poet’s dreamlike double, the character Little Pharma navigates the murky channels of the hospital and clinic, the borderlands of the living and the dead, and the journey from novice to healer. At the same time, the poems plead for a return to a littler pharma, a space for stolen intimacy and momentary quiet amid the impersonal and engulfing chill that floods the anatomical theater and the corridors of illness. Little Pharma is a Dantean journey from the depths of an institution, and of a pervading personal dread, to a renewed celebration of human contact, the body, and the giddy, terrifying excitement of ongoing life.

Click HERE to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about Little Pharma and for purchasing options.  (While we encourage you to read the books ahead of time it is not a requirement to participate in the series.)

Join us as we not only discuss her book, but also dive into Kolbe's personal literature collection, her favorite readings, and participate in a live Q&A!

 

About the authorLaura Kolbe is a doctor and medical ethicist at New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She studied English and American literature at Harvard and the University of Cambridge. Her work has been anthologized in A World Out of Reach. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner Andrew and their dog Bonnie.

 

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