Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:30 pm
Bees in High Court and Everywhere: A Belladonna* Book Party for Kristin Prevallet and Tonya Foster
Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn by Kristin Prevallet
Swarm of Bees in High Court by Tonya Foster
By around 8 pm, the apartment of poet Lila Zemborain was full of fellow poets, volunteers, and friends of Belladonna, including supporters Liz Roberts and Bill Mazza and board members Emily Skillings and Krystal Languell. Attendees milled around, sipped wine, and admired the books and broadsides for sale until the reading was announced around 8:30. The party settled in the living room as Rachel Levitsky and Marcella Durand reflected on the significance of the occasion and introduced the two poets. Tonya Foster read poems from her forthcoming book Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna, 2013) one of which, "bullet/in," is available as a broadside from Belladonna. Kristin Prevallet read from her books Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn (Belladonna, 2012) and You, Resourceful (Wide Reality Books, 2012), the latter inspiring a guest reading by Prevallet’s nine-year-old daughter. Photographs of the event by Barbara Henning are available for viewing here.
--Rae Winkelstein-Duveneck, Editorial Intern