Poet Leia Penina Wilson will read from her new book at the University of Notre Dame

On January 29, 2020, at 7:30PM, award-winning poet Leia Penina Wilson will be reading from her recently published book, Splinters Are Children of Wood, at 232 Decio Hall, University of Notre Dame. The reading is sponsored by the Creative Writing Department.

The wildly unrestrained poems in Splinters Are Children of Wood, Wilson’s second collection and winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, pose an increasingly desperate question about what it means to be a girl, the ways girls are shaped by the world, as well as the role myth plays in this coming of age quest.

Publishers Weekly reviewed the book, saying, “With its blend of spare but powerful lines, many readers will find this an inspired effort to rally disempowered voices.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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