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Meet & Greet Book Signing with Peter Cooley and Maeve Holler

March 23 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for an author meet & greet and book signing event to celebrate two new releases from local New Orleans poets!

In his new book, ACCOUNTING FOR THE DARK, Peter Cooley encounters both the political realities of loss through the pandemic in New Orleans and personal loss through the deaths of family members and friends. Death is a constant in this book of elegies, but the redemptive power of representation is persistent as this poet of faith memorializes imagined and lived experiences.
Maeve Holler‘s debut collection, HOW TO LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, inspects the idea of family, the creation and destruction of it, and what being part of one really means. The book poetically and speculatively retraces the life story of Holler’s late grandmother-who grows up in Mississippi, escapes an abusive relationship, and flees to Georgia, only to leave her life behind—and the mass of folklore that has always surrounded her. Holler’s poems follow the aftermath of this story and pick up the pieces her grandmother left behind, and together, ultimately take the shape of a multigenerational, coming-of-self narrative of witness.


March 23
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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