Brazos Bookstore presents Robin Davidson – LUMINOUS OTHER reading and book signing. Thursday, May 8 at 7pm.
These beautiful, wise and moving poems live in the shadow of history and art. They inscribe a contingent world where, as the sign above the “Main Street Fire Sale” reads, “New losses arrive daily.“
In the face of such inescapable loss, the speaker of another poem is prompted to ask the question that haunts all human life: “How can I sing when I know / I will die?” And the answer comes back as another question, the only answer there can be: “When I know I will die, how can I keep silent?”
Luckily for us, Davidson can’t keep silent; she sings.
About the author:
Robin Davidson, born in Trieste, Italy to American parents, holds a BA in French from the University of Texas at Austin, and MA and PhD degrees in creative writing from the University of Houston. She is the author of LUMINOUS OTHER (Ashland Poetry Press, 2013) which won the 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Prizeas well as two chapbooks: City that Ripens on the Tree of the World (Calypso Editions) and Kneeling in the Dojo (Finishing Line Press).
She is co-translator, with Ewa Elzbieta Nowakowska, of The New Century: Poems, from the Polish of Ewa Lipska (Northwestern University Press) and has received, among other awards, a Fulbright professorship at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and a National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship. She teaches creative writing as associate professor of English for the University of Houston-Downtown.