Join us for a fun conversation with Vijay Seshadri on Dec 1, at 5 PM PST (8 PM EST). We’ll also be talking all about his new collection of poetry That Was Now, This Is Then.
In That Was Now, This Is Then, Vijay Seshadri’s fourth poetry collection and first since winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, Seshadri affirms his place as one of America’s greatest living poets. An exquisite blend of ironic intelligence, emotional frankness, radical self-awareness, and complex humor, That Was Now, This Is Then takes on the planar paradoxes of time and space, destabilizing highly tuned lyrics and elegies with dizzying turns in poems of unrequitable longing, of longing for longing, of longing to be found, of grief. In these poems, Seshadri’s speaker becomes the subject, the reader becomes the writer, and the multiplying refracted narratives yield an “anguish so pure it almost / feels like joy.”
Vijay Seshadri is the author of 3 Sections, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; The Long Meadow, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; and Wild Kingdom. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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