Visiting Writers Series: Lorraine Healy

Oct 24, 2013, 7:30 PM
Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall

Argentinian poet Lorraine Healy will be on campus to speak about her work, including The Habit of Buenos Aires.


Before she goes to sleep
she covers us all
with her warm blanket of saints—
Gaetan for steady work,
Jude for the impossible,
Martin of Porres I forget why
except she and I like to sweep
and so does Martin, smile beaming
from his brown face on the card,
hands holding
a straw broom for eternity.
She calls on
Our Ladies of Everywhere,
of every place the busy Mary
has ever been known
to appear—
another woman stuck to a million chores
for a family as scattered
as the stars.
-My Mother’s Faith, The Farthest South
Lorraine Healy is an Argentinean poet whose chapbook, The Farthest South, won the New American Press Award. She has published an acclaimed book of poetry, The Habit of Buenos Aires, and a second chapbook. The winner of several national awards, including the Hackney Prize, she has published extensively both in the U.S. and her native Argentina.
Lorraine Healy’s poems have been described by critics as “elegant and well-crafted.”
This event will take place on Oct, 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu

Before she goes to sleep

she covers us all

with her warm blanket of saints—

Gaetan for steady work,

Jude for the impossible,

Martin of Porres I forget why

except she and I like to sweep

and so does Martin, smile beaming

from his brown face on the card,

hands holding

a straw broom for eternity.

She calls on

Our Ladies of Everywhere,

of every place the busy Mary

has ever been known

to appear—

another woman stuck to a million chores

for a family as scattered

as the stars.

-My Mother’s Faith, The Farthest South

 

Lorraine Healy is an Argentinean poet whose chapbook, The Farthest South, won the New American Press Award. She has published an acclaimed book of poetry, The Habit of Buenos Aires, and a second chapbook. The winner of several national awards, including the Hackney Prize, she has published extensively both in the U.S. and her native Argentina.

Lorraine Healy’s poems have been described by critics as “elegant and well-crafted.”

This event will take place on Oct, 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu


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