The Coffee House Press Writers and Readers Library Residency Program

Announcing our summer CHP In The Stacks library resident: Éireann Lorsung

Belgium-based poet Éireann Lorsung is returning to Minnesota and will spend part of her summer as a writer-in-residence at East Lake Street’s Little Poetry Library. 

The Little Poetry Library, located outside of the Blue Moon Coffee Cafe, was created by writer Carolyn Williams-Noren, with support from a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. 

Lorsung is the author of Music For Landing Planes By (Milkweed Editions, 2007), Her book (Milkweed, 2013), and Sweetbriar (dancing girl press, 2013). She has just completed a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center, where she is at work on her first novel. Originally from Minnesota, she now resides in Belgium, where she co-runs Miel, a small press. 

Stay tuned for details on a reading and reception in early August. 

photo credit: J. Vanhaelst

Thanks to everyone who came out to the MIA for Eric Hanson’s wonderful recap of his CHP In The Stacks residency. 

Stay tuned to this tumblr for information on purchasing prints of Eric’s illustrations. 

Join us tonight! 
A Presentation by Author / Illustrator Eric Hanson, MIA Library ResidentMinneapolis Institute of Arts’ Friends Community Room 7pm - Free - Open to the Public

Join us tonight! 

A Presentation by Author / Illustrator Eric Hanson, MIA Library Resident
Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Friends Community Room 
7pm - Free - Open to the Public

"A variation on the mythic green man” which I’ve used often before, most recently for the cover of the Kingsley Amis novel The Green Man, published by NYRB. The classical head, for me, always emerges from behind a screen of medieval centuries. The vandal hordes tore the classical world down, using the rubble of the marble forums and stadia for lime to make concrete. Vines grew over the rest. This Green Man, a folkloric creature of rural England now mostly seen on pub signs, may have originated with a Roman statue peering out of the edge of a forest.”

Another excerpt from Eric Hanson’s CHP In The Stacks library residency at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Eric’s illustrations and writing have appeared in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, New York Times, Rolling Stone, McSweeney’s and The Atlantic.

He will give a public presentation and present new work on Thursday, June 19th at 7pm in the MIA’s Friends Community Room, during the Institute’s Third Thursday event series. Click here to learn more. 

More from Eric Hanson’s residency inside the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Library. Join us Thursday night in the MIA’s Friends Community Room for a conversation between Eric Hanson, Chris Fishbach (Coffee House Press), and Jessica McIntyre (MIA). More details here.  

Citation: Magni, Luigi, and Wladimiro Settimelli. Roma E Il Lazio Negli Archivi Alinari. Firenze: Alinari, 1989.