A virtual Thirsty Lab with Moira Linehan

Date: February 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm
  • Zoom online meeting
  • Cyberspace
  • Princeton, MA

Presented By: Worcester County Poetry Association

The Thirsty Lab poetry reading, normally based out of Princeton, Mass., continues to meet virtually. On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, Moira Linehan will be the featured reader.

Visit the Zoom registration link to receive information on how to join the reading. Zoom will send you an e-mail with the meeting details and a link to join.

Moira Linehan is the author of four collections of poetry. Her first two books, “If No Moon” (2007) and “Incarnate Grace” (2015), were published by Southern Illinois University Press. “If No Moon” had been selected by Dorianne Laux as the winner of the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry open competition. Both those books were named Honor Books in Poetry in the Massachusetts Book Awards. In June 2020 Slant Books published her third collection, “Toward”. The three collections take on the loss of her husband, a diagnosis of breast cancer, and offer meditations on her two signature landscapes: the pond behind her home of almost forty years in Winchester, Massachusetts, and the far reaches of Ireland.

Linehan’s fourth collection, “& Company”, published in December 2020 by Dos Madres Press, moves into a new setting, subject, and style. In a search to know her maternal grandmother, Linehan turns to the documentation painters left of the fashion worlds in Paris and Boston in which her grandmother worked as a dress designer and seamstress. Those paintings let her imagine her grandmother in the heart of those worlds. At times as background, at times as foreground, they are the source of many of the narrative and ekphrastic poems in this collection. Among those poems are also elegies for her own mother.

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