Tributaries Faculty Feature spotlights ISU poet Elizabeth Hatmaker, whose collection of poems, Girl in Two Pieces, has been nominated for the Los Angeles Times 2010 Poetry Book of the Year. Published by Blazevox, the book details the unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short. The collection of poems, fragments, and essays revamps various modes of true crime writing and noir representation to visit what Edgar Allan Poe claimed to be the most “poetical” of topics, the death of a beautiful woman.
The event takes place at 8 p.m. in the Turfler Room of Memorial Center on Thursday, November 18. It’s free and open to the public.