Hello Again, Pittsburgh!
It’s that time of year again —the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series is back! First up on the roster is the poet and Pittsburgh native, Lucie Brock-Broido.
Lucie Brock-Broido is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as awards from the American Poetry Review and the Academy of American Arts and Letters.
In an interview with Carol Maso for BOMB magazine in 1995, she says that her “theory is that a poem is troubled into its making. It’s not a thing that blooms; it’s a thing that wounds.” Lucie’s theory is apparent in Stay, Illusion, a volume of poems that Brock-Broido released in 2013.
Below is a reading from “Stay, Illusion.”