Sunday, September 29th at 3:00 pm - Judith Pacht discusses and signs "Infirmary for a Private Soul"
Join us on Sunday, September 29th at 3:00 pm as we welcome Judith Pacht to the store to discuss and sign Infirmary for a Private Soul!
"In this elegant and luminous new collection, Judith Pacht has written meditations of quiet delicacy on the self and the natural world, all of which gather into visceral understandings of even our most abstract reflections on the spirit and soul. Against the constants of beauty and change in the natural world, Judith Pacht sketches the many inconstancies of human experience with its breakdown of the body and its oscillations of the heart. Whatever the shards of a mirror we each might hold, her poems remind us, they reflect our necessary and daily courage."
-- David St. John
Judith Pacht’s new book of poems, Infirmary for a Private Soul and her chapbook A Cumulus Fiction were published in March 2019. Her book Summer Hunger, won the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. Her earlier chapbooks include User’s Guide, St. Louis Suite, and Falcon. A three-time Pushcart nominee, Pacht was first place winner in the Georgia Poetry Society’s Edgar Bowers competition. Her work has appeared in journals that include Ploughshares, Runes, Nimrod and Phoebe, and her poems have been translated into Russian where they were published in Foreign Literature. Her work appears in numerous anthologies. Pacht reads at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, at Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival and has read and taught Political Poetry at Denver’s annual LitFest at the Lighthouse and at UCLA Extension. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Kenneth Fisher.