Join Rachel Moritz reading from her new collection Sweet Velocity at Moon Palace Books on Thursday, June 15th at 7:00pm!
Rachel Moritz's powerfully sweet SWEET VELOCITY delivers a lived-in world—material, object- oriented and also lyrically distinctive. The song here treats a serene, sometimes bemused, engagement with life passages—the essentials of coming into and going out of the world, of bringing about and of letting go. But Moritz's song, like the Dickinsonian one, also abrades the conventions it observes. Poetry is the result. An eccentric system. "[S]tops of flow before the animal."
At this reading, Rachel will be joined by Michael Kleber-Diggs, Miré Regulus, and Ellen Hinchcliffe.
Rachel Moritz is the author of BORROWED WAVE (Kore Press, 2015), a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and five poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Aufgabe, Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, TYPO, and Volt. She's received fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation. Moritz lives in Minneapolis with her partner and son.