Mamie Morgan in Conversation with Patrick Whitfill

Mamie Morgan in Conversation with Patrick Whitfill

April 25th 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM, Mamie Morgan will be in in conversation with Patrick Whitfill at Hub City Bookshop. Listen in on a reading of Morgan’s newest poetry collection Everyone I’ve Dance with is Dead – a collection that offers up lamentation for, and salutation to, the dead.

This event is free and open to the public, registration on Eventbrite comes with a book at a 10% discount and holds a reserved seat at the event.


About the Book

In this elegiac collection fittingly titled Everyone I've Danced With Is Dead, Mamie Morgan's poems are exquisitely stitched as they offer up lamentation for, and salutation to, the dead. These are dedicatory jeremiads against loss that flame with anger, anguish, feminism, and, yes, even humor. And though they are underscored in a bladed nostalgia, they are never sentimental; instead, they are "finding new ways to feel" while "flinging every street-facing window open." Swirling in the poetic spaces of this book, are caribou, witches, and chickens as well as cameos by Amy Poehler, Mary Oliver, and Iphigenia; but, most importantly, ascending from the book's foundation is Morgan's incantation for the living and the dead-the clear and sustaining phrase, "I want you alive."

-Simone Muench

About the Author

Mamie Morgan received an MFA from UNC Wilmington and a BA in English and Religious Studies from Wofford. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including WASHINGTON SQUARE REVIEW, THE OXFORD AMERICAN, FISH BARREL REVIEW, NIMROD, MUZZLE, FOUR WAY REVIEW, YEMASSEE, CAROLINA QUARTERLY, INKWELL, and THE GREENSBORO REVIEW. She lives in the woods with her husband and their two pit bulls, Henrietta Modine and Wednesday Stewart.

Conversation Partner

Patrick Whitfill has poems and reviews appearing in the Threepenny Review, Colorado Review, Subtropics, 32 Poems, among other journals. Currently, he teaches at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and he co-curates The New Southern Voices Reading Series.

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