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An Evening of Poetry with Robin Beth Schaer

Rough Draft is thrilled to welcome Robin Beth Schaer to Kingston as part of our monthly Writer's Retreat series!

Robin will read from her poetry collection, Shipbreaking, which will be for sale at the event. We will then take time for discussion, book signings, and celebration.

Free with food, drink, or book purchase. Please join us!

About the book:
Robin Beth Schaer’s debut book of poetry, Shipbreaking, charts a beautiful and dangerous journey. It is an intimate and interstellar odyssey where seas rise, mastodons roam, aeronauts float overhead, bodies electrify, and a child is born as a ship wrecks in a hurricane. The speaker here is curious and fierce, consulting scientists, philosophers, ancient maps, fossil bones, and lovers. With empathy and exaltation, the poems collapse the distance between natural disasters and human struggles, exploring the upheavals and renewals that both the heart and Earth endure.

Shipbreaking was named to BuzzFeed’s Best Literary Debuts of 2015; BuzzFeed’s Best Poetry Books of 2015; 35 Over 35’s Best Debut Authors; and The Forward’s Top Cultural Moments of 2016.