Poet and activist Rachel Levitsky will read at Ursinus College Nov. 3

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Celebrated writer Rachel Levitsky will be offering a reading and a workshop at Ursinus College Nov. 3.

The workshop, which will involve guided activities, will be 3 to 4:15 p.m. on the steps of Olin Hall or Olin 201 in inclement weather. The reading will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.

Brooklyn-based poet and activist Levitsky is the author of three collections including The Story of My Accident Is Ours (Futurepoem Books). She is the author of Neighbor (Ugly Duckling Presse 2009). Her poetry collection, Under the Sun, was published by Futurepoem in 2003.  She is the author of several chapbooks including The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (A + Bend, 1999) and Dearly (A + Bend, 1999).

Levitsky is the founder of the feminist avant-garde network Belladonna* Collaborative, and the Office of Recuperative Strategies with the poet Christian Hawley. Belladonna* is a reading series and small press that promotes the work of women writers.

Levitsky is known for elegant prose that crosses genres. Thom Donovan wrote about Neighboron The Poetry Foundation blog, Harriet: “Something which attracts me to Levitsky’s book are the narrative qualities of the writing. How a sense of scene or episode is always erupting into philosophical/theological speculation and lyrical play.”


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