Kate Baer and Claire Boyles in Conversation!
Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome poet Kate Baer to our virtual event space! We'll be celebrating the launch of her latest poetry collection, I hope this finds you well, on Monday, November 15th at 6pmMT. She will be joined in conversation by Claire Boyles, author of Site Fidelity! The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.
Like countless other writers—particularly women—with profiles on the internet, as Kate’s online presence grew, so did the darker messages crowding her inbox. These missives from strangers have ranged from “advice” and opinions to outright harassment. At first, these messages resulted in an immediate delete and block. Until, on a whim, Kate decided to transform the cruelty into art, using it to create fresh and intriguing poems. These pieces, along with ones made from notes of gratitude and love, as well as from the words of public figures, have become some of her most beloved work.
I Hope This Finds You Well is drawn from those works: a book of poetry birthed in the darkness of the internet that offers light and hope. By cleverly building on the harsh negativity and hate women often receive—and combining it with heartwarming messages of support, gratitude, and connection, Kate Baer offers us a lesson in empowerment, showing how we too can turn bitterness into beauty.
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We look forward to seeing you at the event!