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Lauren Hilger’s Morality Play: A Poetry Reading

June 4June 4
1:00 pm4:00 pm

“Lauren Hilger’s Morality Play is a dance lesson in duality, when duality is multiplied, of what was, what is, real and imagined. A disquieting reassuring look at how we see who we were, Hilger’s visions feel like past and future encouragement. An all-knowing theatre performance. I found myself unable to shake one of the opening lines, “I know how to live my life now.” Because by the end of the book, I feel I do too.” —Shauna Barbosa




Readers include:

Jiordan Castle is the author of Disappearing Act, a memoir-in-verse, as well as the poetry chapbook All His Breakable Things. Her work has appeared in HuffPost, The New Yorker, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is a contributor to the food and culture magazine Compound Butter. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their dog.

Kay Cosgrove is the author of Anybody Home?, forthcoming in August 2023 from Blue Edge Books. She is the recipient of awards from The Academy of American Poets, Inprint Houston, and The Westchester Review and her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, the American Poetry Review Review and elsewhere.

Alex Santiago is a poet, spoken word, rapper currently residing in Philadelphia, PA.

Lauren Hilger is the author of Morality Play (Poetry NW Editions, 2022). Named a Nadya Aisenberg Fellow from MacDowell, her work has appeared in BOMB, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.



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• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.


June 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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