Join us for a virtual evening with debut author Palmer Smith! Smith has published many poems individually and is pleased to present her first collection of poems and short stories. We will be discussing her book, The Butterfly Bruises, on Tuesday, May 25th, at 6PM!
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Smith's debut collection consists of 80 poems and several short stories. It is a meditation on miscommunication, childhood, Northeastern vs. Southern American culture, family, nature vs. technology, and the imagination of the introvert.
“From sonnets to somnambulance, from algae to oxytocin, from manatees to Manhattan, Smith rides the riptides of memory’s fictions and frictions in this prolific debut. The Butterfly Bruises is a gem mine of poems and stories that write through grief and growing up, personal and planetary survival, with words rugged and glistening like seashell shards.”—Poetry Critic and Scholar, Professor Robert Dewhurst
Passionate about writing and poetry, Palmer Smith is a current English MA student. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in: Refresh Magazine, The Crime Yard, Newark Library Literary Journal, The Online Journal for Person-Centered Dermatology, Ninshar Arts, Opal Literary, Sea Maven Magazine, For Women Who Roar, A New Ullster Magazine, amongst many others. Her poetry was recently praised by the CFO of Garden and Gun Magazine. The Butterfly Bruises is her first published collection of work. Having grown up in NYC and the Southeast, Palmer is presently an MA student and splits her time between NY and VA.