Author event with Bridgette Bates, author of What Is Not Missing Is Light

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome poet Bridgette Bates for a discussion and signing of her new book, What Is Not Missing Is Light.

In Bridgette Bates' What Is Not Missing Is Light, shards of history are sharpened against the imagined experience of various—crumbling, complex, disfigured, celebrated, striking—muses; some statues, some legend, some surfacing from memory. Part prose, part layering of the chiseled line, we are introduced to a gaze that includes all aspects of a relic's presence, and all aspects of the act of being present.

Bridgette Bates' poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Fence, jubilat, VERSE, and elsewhere. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a "Discovery" Prize, she is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Originally from Nashville, she lives in Los Angeles where she is the writer-in-residence at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and a frequent features contributor to the Kirkus Reviews.  

Event date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215