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May 8, 2024, 6:00 pm

ACT Cube
MIT E15-001
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Sky. Pond. Mouth. Book Launch
Wednesday, May 8th
ACT Cube (MIT E15-001)

Join us on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, for a book launch, reading, and signing of Kevin McLellan’s Sky. Pond. Mouth.

Kevin McLellan’s Sky. Pond. Mouth. won the Granite State Poetry Prize, selected by Alexandria Peary, and has been fast-tracked for publication by YAS Press to coincide with the Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival at U.N.H. on April 13, 2024.

The Granite State Poetry Prize is a $5,000 publication prize given annually for a previously unpublished poetry collection of extraordinary quality written by an emerging or established New Hampshire poet. Housed and managed by the University of New Hampshire’s English Department, the Prize is made possible through the generous support of the YAS Foundation in honor of poet and poetry lover, Nossrat Yassini.

This year’s guest judge is acclaimed poet and New Hampshire State Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary.

Review of Sky. Pond. Mouth.:
A radical interiority marks this lyric vision, ushering us all in to the common crisis not one of us knows how to share: to be a self, one who says I, in this body I have, which is mine and no one else’s… McLellan gives us one of poetry’s primary gifts: where we are most alone, he sees us, sings for and with us, and leaves us less alone. — Dan Beachy-Quick