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Written Arts Program and Oblong Books Present

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
A Reading by Ann Lauterbach 
Oblong Books
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The poet and National Book Award finalist Ann Lauterbach will read from her new collection, Spell.
Ann Lauterbach is one of America’s most inventive poets, acclaimed for her fierce, sensuous, and intellectually charged work. In her tenth collection, Spell, Lauterbach activates the many meanings of “spell”: her sense that the world is under a spell from which it must awaken, to spells of passing weather, to her desire to spell out life’s difficulties and wonders, and how single words (and their etymologies) might inform and enlighten our contemporary condition. In short poems, poem sequences, and a series of “Conversations with Evening,” Lauterbach calls upon all her imaginative resources to locate a new hybrid poetics of reality, with wit, urgency, and candor.

“As a poet, Lauterbach is nothing if not versatile in content and form. . . . Her register is resolutely multivalent. . . . She challenges and enchants.” —The Rumpus

Oblong Books is located at 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY, 12572. Please RSVP here.

For more information, call 845-752-4454, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Oblong Books