Join acclaimed poet Todd Boss as he launches Someday the Plan of a Town, his stunning new poetry collection of wayfaring and wayfinding, recovery and discovery. Boss will be in conversation with award-winning poet Maggie Smith.
Registration for this free, virtual program is on Eventbrite. One can also purchase SOMEDAY THE PLAN OF A TOWN while registering. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the event.
The Ohio Poetry Association is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.
In 2018, acclaimed poet Todd Boss sold his belongings and began to circle the globe in a series of consecutive housesits. Reeling from marital, parental, and societal losses, Boss risks everything to be at one with the world. These poems conjure Spanish dust, English rain, French moss, Arizona cliffs, and Hungarian light, ringing all the while with timeless humor and wisdom. As much a commentary on modern-day America as a personal history replete with grief, Someday the Plan of a Town is a sensual, intellectual, and arrestingly musical map of one nomadic troubadour’s journey to self.
Todd Boss is the author of three previous collections of poetry, most recently Tough Luck. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and other publications. Still nomadic, Boss has most recently been based in Phoenix, Arizona, and Austin, Texas.
Maggie Smith is the award-winning author of several books of poetry including Good Bones, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, Lamp of the Body, The List of Dangers, and Nesting Dolls. She is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, several Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, two Academy of American Poets Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has been widely published, appearing in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, and more.