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WeHo Reads: “What Is Left” Book Launch & Poetry Reading

WeHo Reads presents Carla Rachel Sameth's chapbook launch for "What Is Left," with a Q&A and readings by special guest poets.WeHo Reads: "What Is Left" Book Launch & Poetry ReadingThe City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads program and City Poet Laureate Brian Sonia-Wallace present a poetry reading and book launch for Carla Rachel Sameth’s new chapbook, What Is Left, published by dancing girl press. This event will feature readings from the book, a Q&A, and readings by special guest poets Chen Chen, Jireh Deng, Seema Reza, and Victor Yates.ABOUT THE BOOKCarla Sameth’s poetry captures the sudden calamity of the pandemic and the way it has made us redraft the future, hold the helplessness of loss from the quiet of our homes, and continue to love despite the distance. The lens of the mother is at the heart of her poems–a mother who knows loss profoundly, a queer mother, and mother to a Black son–and offers potent and urgent currents of protection in a shaky world. She also delivers surprising notes of levity, and we find ourselves in those moments too, and we ride the waves of both demise and recovery. More at ABOUT THE AUTHORCarla Sameth’s is the author of What Read More ...

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