Joshua Mehigan's new collection Accepting the Disaster (FSG, 2014) is a truly great book of poetry. The New Republic agrees, saying "...we will be reading it for a very long time to come." The National Post called it "the most generous, deeply felt, and technically ingenious collection to appear in English in years."
This past April, we put a slice of Mehigan's poetry onto local Miami websites, and he read for a brief time as part of New World Symphony's "New Work" showcase.
This Sunday, August 17th, we're very excited our friends at Books & Books are hosting Mehigan. This is a "can't miss" poetry event.
Joshua Mehigan’s first book, The Optimist, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry, where he has been a frequent contributor of poems and essays. His writing has also been featured in Poetry Daily and The Writer’s Almanac, and in numerous anthologies. He is the recent recipient of Poetry magazine’s Editor’s Prize for Feature Article and of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mehigan lives in New York City.