Author Visit: Half-Hazard: Poems by Kristen Tracy
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning poet Kristen Tracy to Pages for her latest poetry collection that won the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from the Poetry Foundation for a debut by an American poet over forty.
Half-Hazard is a book about near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. The collection follows her wide curiosity, from growing up in a small Mormon farming community to her exodus into the forbidden world, where she finds snakes, car accidents, adulterers, meteors, and death-marked mice. These wry, observant narratives are accompanied by a ringing lyricism, and Kristen's knack for noticing what's so funny about trouble and her natural impulse to want to put all the broken things back together. Full of wrong turns, false loves, quashed beliefs, and a menagerie of animals, Half-Hazard introduces a vibrant new voice in American poetry, one of resilience, faith, and joy.
Kristen will be joined by and put in conversation with local poet and journalist Imani Mixon.
This event is free and copies of Half-Hazard will be sold before and after this event.
KRISTEN TRACY is a poet and the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels for young readers. Her poems have been published in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and The Threepenny Review, among other magazines. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.