Book Launch: WHITE LUNG by Kimberly O'Connor!

Please join us on October 15th for the book launch of Kimberly O'Connor's White Lung! We're so excited to offer limited in-person author events again. Please note that registration is free but required in order to cap attendance, and masks are required indoors for all guests. Guests can remove their masks when seated and eating or drinking. If Covid conditions change, we may need to reschedule this event as a virtual event.

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About the Author: Kimberly O’Connor is a North Carolina native who lives in Golden, Colorado. Kim is the Young Writers Program Co-Director for Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She received an MFA from the University of Maryland. She has taught creative writing and literature in middle school, high school, and college classrooms in Colorado, Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Her poetry has been published in B O D Y, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Slice, storySouth, THRUSH, and elsewhere.

About the Book: When coal dust infiltrates the lungs of coal miners, we call that disease black lung. Kimberly O’Connor’s debut collection, White Lung, illuminates how racism also permeates American air—hate, fear, and shame left in our wake. O’Connor breaks the silence our culture expects of white women. Her unflinching poems catalog how racial epithets can get passed down through a family, documenting a 2014 execution along the way as well as archiving events leading up to Roe V. Wade. O’Connor examines how the self might not only speak its own truths but open up spaces for more capacious truth.

Event date: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
White Lung Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947817302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Saturnalia Books - October 15th, 2021