I WANT TO TELL YOU: An Evening with JESSIE LEE KERCHEVAL
A Room of One's Own and The Wisconsin Book Festival are thrilled to welcome Jessie Lee Kercheval to discuss her newest poetry collection.
This is an offsite event at the Madison Central Library, Community Room 301 & 302.
In Jesse Lee Kercheval’s sixth collection, I Want to Tell You, her searching, incantatory poems speak directly and forcefully to the reader in a voice that is by turns angry, elegiac, wry, or witty but always sharply alive. Crossing through the bewildering territory of grief, Kercheval argues with god and the universe about the deaths of people she loves. She also writes movingly about the complications of family life and love, the messy puzzle of life itself.
Jesse Lee Kercheval is a poet, writer, and translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry. Her poetry collections include America that island off the coast of France and Dog Angel, Her translations include Love Poems by Idea Vilariño and The Invisible Bridge: Selected Poems of Circe Maia. A bilingual Spanish-English edition of her selected poems, La crisis es el cuerpo, translated by Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, was published in Argentina by Editorial Bajo la luna and is forthcoming in Mexico.