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Literary Event: Other Voices, Other Lives
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Literary Event: Other Voices, Other Lives

October 17, 2017 at 7:00PM

Monroe Parlor

On Tuesday, October 17, the Arts Club welcomes author Grace Cavalieri to launch her latest book, Other Voices, Other Lives. This “ASP Legacy” volume, edited by and with introduction from ACW member Rose Solari, features a selection of poems, plays, and interviews drawn from over 40 years of work by one of America’s most beloved and influential women of letters. This book also includes interview excerpts from Cavalieri's public radio series, "The Poet & the Poem." Her incisive interviews with Robert Pinsky, Lucille Clifton, and Josephine Jacobsen offer profound insights into the writing life. 

Cavalieri is the author of 26 produced plays and 23 poetry collections, as well as Life Upon the Wicked Stage: A Memoir (2015). What I Would Do for Love: Poems in the Voice of Mary Wollstonecraft (2004) won the Patterson Award for Excellence in Literature; Water on the Sun (2006) won the Bordighera Poetry Prize. Other honors include The George Garrett Award for Service to Literature from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Silver Medal, the Columbia Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. 

Cavalieri will be interviewed by writer, editor, and literary historian Dan Vera. The recipient of the Oscar Wilde Award and the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, Vera's books include last year's Imaniman: Poets Writing In The Anzaldúan Borderlands anthology and two collections of poetry. His poetry is featured online and in various journals and anthologies. Vera publishes other poets through Poetry Mutual Press and Souvenir Spoon Books, co-curates DC Writers’ Homes, and chairs the board of Split This Rock Poetry. 

Literary Chair Sandra Beasley will be on hand to host this event, which is free and open to the public. Following the discussion, there will be time for book sales, signing, and celebration. A light reception will be provided courtesy of Alan Squire Publishing (ASP); for more information on their titles, please visit