The Baltimore writer Lia Purpura has published a new book. It’s a terrific collection of poems called It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful. Lia is the writer in residence at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has won Fulbright, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and three Pushcart Prizes among other awards. Her poems, including some of the ones in this new collection, have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and elsewhere.
She’ll be introducing her new book tomorrow night at the Ivy Bookshop in North Baltimore. Lia Purpura joins Tom in the studio.