Abigail Chabitnoy Reading

Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m.
Old Chapel | Free, registration required


Poet Abigail Chabitnoy’s stunning new work, In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful, is a meditation on water, land, women, and violent environmental changes as they affect both the natural world and human migration. In praise, poet Lisa Olstein wrote of her new book, “This remarkable book undertakes a kind of geological exploration of the hidden-in-plain-sight strata making up the world around us and our lives within it." Abigail is a Koniag descendant and member of the Tangirnaq (Tah-NEER-nik) Native Village in Kodiak, Alaska. She is newly an Assistant Professor in the UMass MFA for Poets and Writers.

This reading is produced in conjunction with the MFA for Poets and Writers' Visiting Writers Series.

Celebrating its fifty-eighth year, the nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The Series is sponsored by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative, and made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Arts Council, and the English Department. All readings take place in Old Chapel's Great Hall at 6pm. Readings are wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the public. Amherst Books carries books by our Visiting Writers and will be at the Old Chapel for each reading.