Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning poet and St. Louis native Alison C. Rollins, who will sign and read from her debut poetry collection, "Library of Small Catastrophes," at this St. Louis Launch Party! Refreshments will be provided.

"Library of Small Catastrophes," Alison Rollins’ ambitious debut collection, interrogates the body and nation as storehouses of countless tragedies. Drawing from Jorge Luis Borges’ fascination with the library, Rollins uses the concept of the archive to offer a lyric history of the ways in which we process loss. “Memory is about the future, not the past,” she writes, and rather than shying away from the anger, anxiety, and mourning of her narrators, Rollins’ poetry seeks to challenge the status quo, engaging in a diverse, boundary-defying dialogue with an ever-present reminder of the ways race, sexuality, spirituality, violence, and American culture collide.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Library of Small Catastrophes" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Limited edition broadsides will also be available for purchase at this event.


  • Occurs Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


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