Tuesday, Oct 01, 2019 7:00 PM
In the basement
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
“The Undying is a startling, urgent intervention in our discourses about sickness and health, art and science, language and literature, and mortality and death. In dissecting what she terms ‘the ideological regime of cancer,’ Anne Boyer has produced a profound and unforgettable document on the experience of life itself.”
—Sally Rooney, author of Normal People
Anne Boyer is a poet and essayist who lives in Kansas City. Her honors include the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, a 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction/poetry, and the 2018-2019 Judith E. Wilson Fellowship in poetry at Cambridge University. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including the 2016 CLMP Firecracker Award-winning Garments Against Women and a book of fables, essays, and ephemera titled A Handbook of Disappointed Fate. Her memoir The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care will be published by FSG this fall.