The Writer’s Center and Poet Lore welcome poet Jenn Koiter to celebrate her new poetry collection, So Much of Everything, published by the DC-based arts nonprofit Day Eight. Jenn will be in conversation with Dan Brady.
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Please note that the reading will take place in-person at The Writer’s Center. In the event that is not possible, we will hold the reading on Zoom, with the link available the week of the reading.
Jenn Koiter’s debut collection follows the author on international travels, through literary friendships, and within the course of personal tragedy. The winner of the 2021 DC Poet Project, Koiter’s poems and essays have been published widely in magazines and anthologies, including Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse, Bateau, Rock & Sling, and Copper Nickel.
“In this utterly gorgeous debut collection, Jenn Koiter has arrived as a poet whose voice is only matched by her remarkable intelligence… I am in awe of Koiter’s technical skill and poetic range; she is a poet of many gifts.” —David Keplinger, author of The World to Come
“With fearless candor lit by insight, Jenn Koiter catches herself off guard, revealing how our culture works us up, how what’s real out there drops us… An engrossing experience to read, a debut to celebrate!” —Eleanor Wilner, author of Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems, 1975–2017
“These poems don’t flinch from anyone’s punch, not even their own. So Much of Everything is a hymn to the aggregate complexity of mortality.” Jill Alexander Essbaum, author of Hausfrau
Dan Brady is the author of the poetry collections Strange Children (2018) and Subtexts (forthcoming February 2022), both from Publishing Genius Press, along with two poetry chapbooks. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Apt, Big Lucks, Sink Review, and the tiny, among others. He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two kids.