Phoenix Books is honored to host an evening of poetry with Nancy Richardson and Sue Burton.
Both Nancy Richardson and Sue Burton were raised in Ohio steel towns during the period of the deconstruction of the steel industry and the crumbling of that once prosperous region. For both poets that experience resulted in the development of a social conscience and an expansion of that conscience into poetry that touches injustice in America.
Burton's poetry in Little Steel centers on a steel strike in Massillon, Ohio in 1937 that resulted in shooting deaths. In her new book Going Home, Richardson describes the Kent State shootings in 1970. But these...More