SCREAM: A Literary House Press Book Launch with Lia Purpura
The Literary House’s latest limited-edition letterpress chapbook, Scream (or never minding) was released on Thursday, October 19. Lia Purpura read her Pushcart Prize-winning essay, and afterwards signed books as audience members mingled and celebrated with a “The Scream”-themed cake.
Lia Purpura is the author of four collections of poetry, including It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful (Penguin/Viking, 2015), King Baby (Alice James Books, 2008), Stone Sky Lifting (Ohio State University Press, 2000), and The Brighter the Veil (Orchises Press, 1996). In addition, she has authored three collections of essays: Rough Likeness (Sarabande Press, 2011), On Looking (Sarabande Press, 2006), and Increase (University of Georgia, 2000). A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (for On Looking), she has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, and multiple residencies and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony. Purpura is Writer in Residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in Baltimore, MD and teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, WA.