This Week is Lit

This week, we at the Saranac Review are highlighting an exciting new development from our guest poetry editor, Benjamin Landry. On Thursday, April 1, Landry will be reading from his book of poetry, Mercies in the American Desert, reviewed as “everything that real poetry is and should be” by author Lorna Goodison. He juxtaposes elements of prose with poetry to reflect on the realities and plagues of our modern nation. Join the Louisiana State University Press for this live virtual reading followed by a brief Q&A discussion. The Remote Authors Series aims to continue literary events in the time of social distancing.

In addition to his contributions to the Saranac Review, Benjamin Landry is also a Visiting Assistant Creative Writing Professor at the State University of New York, Potsdam. He has previously published poetry books, Burn Lyrics and Particle and Wave. You can see his work in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and Tin House.

To attend, click “Going” on the event’s Facebook page here. Live video feed will appear in the discussion thread of this event at 4pm ET (3pm CDT). A notification will alert you once the video has started. 

More Literary Events

Wednesday, March 31, 12:30pm EST -- Utica College 

Join Utica College on your lunch break with a reading from groundbreaking memoirist Lilly Dancyger. Dancyger contributes to a number of literary magazines as well as a gripping anthology of essays on women's anger entitled Burn It Down, named one of the "most recommended books of the season" by Literary Hub.

Click here to register for this event.

Thursday, April 1, 3:00pm EST -- UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley will also be offering the last installment of their semester long, lunch hour reading series, “Lunch Poems”. Hear acclaimed American poet and current “Poetry Editor of Image”, Shane McCrae read from his recent works The Gilded Auction Block and Sometimes I Never Suffered. McCrae is a recipient of several literary awards/fellowships and teaches at Columbia University.

For more information about this event, click here.