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A Conversation with Poet Lawrence Joseph

February 1, 2018

Acclaimed poet Lawrence Joseph was born into a Lebanese and Syrian Catholic immigrant family in Detroit. Jesuit education and a Catholic sense of justice (and injustice) inform all of his poetry, from his first book, Shouting at No One (1983), to his sixth, So Where Are We? (2017), published last fall. Picking up where his collection Into It (2007) left off, So Where Are We? utilizes the language of beauty and love to address some of the problems facing our post-9/11 world, including racism and war, labor and capital, and political economy.

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