Please join us for a lively night at Junction Arts & Media for the launch and reading of Vievee Francis's  The Shared World. Vievee will read and sign her book in this "Night of Poetry & Black Music" along with live music, barbecue, film screenings, and a dance party!

This event will be held Junction Arts & Media. For more information, visit HERE.

Still North Books & Bar will be onsite selling books.

May 19

About the Book

The latest collection from award-winning poet Vievee Francis, The Shared World imagines the ideas and ideals and spaces of the Black woman. The book delves into inherited memories and restrictions between families, lovers, and strangers and the perception and inconvenient truth of Black woman as mother—with or without child. Francis challenges the ways in which Black women are often dismissed while expected to be nurturing. This raw assemblage of poetic narratives stares down the oppressors from within and writes a new language in the art of taking back the body and the memory. These poetic narratives are brutal in their lyrical blows but tender with the bruised history left behind.

About the Author

Vievee Francis  is the author of three previous books of poetry: Blue‑Tail Fly; Horse in the Dark: Poems, winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for a second collection; and Forest Primeval: Poems (TriQuarterly), winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and in 2010 a Kresge Fellowship. She is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College and serves as an associate editor of Callaloo.

Event date: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5 South Main St
White River Junction, VT 05001
The Shared World: Poems By Vievee Francis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810145191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TriQuarterly - April 17th, 2023