SUNY Canton Living Writers Series to Feature Poet Chase Berggrun


Chase BerggrunThe Virtual Living Writers Series final Spring guest will be poet Chase Berggrun, author of “RED,” a collection of erasure poems that reinvent and reinterpret Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

She will appear at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, to read from the book and participate in a Q&A.

According to the publisher, Berggrun creates an original narrative of violence, sexual abuse, power dynamics, vengeance and feminist rage from Stoker’s novel.

In a starred review of “RED,” Publisher’s Weekly noted, “If flipping Stoker’s novel into a feminist narrative is a somewhat straightforward reversal, Berggrun’s poems convey that narrative’s stark circumstances with a poignancy and rage difficult to achieve.”

Berggrun, a trans woman, has been published in the Pen Poetry Series, jubilat, Diagram, Prelude, Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, among others. She received her MFA from New York University.

All events are free and open to the public. To find Zoom link information for all events, visit the Living Writers webpage.


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