May 23, 2019
THE BODY AT A LOSS BOOK LAUNCH
Join Cati as she celebrates the launch of her latest book, The Body at a Loss, a collection of poetry.
The Body at a Loss explores the weird world of barium swallow tests, MRIs, mothering, marriage, and post-anesthesia migraines.
Books will be for sale. A limited edition broadside will be given to those who demonstrate a pre-order or who purchase the book that evening, while supplies last.
Also, for every book sold that night, $1 will be donated to The Pink Ribbon Place.
The Pink Ribbon Place is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families by providing free services and prostheses, wigs, and counseling.
The Pink Ribbon Place will also be on hand that night for those who might like to learn more.
This is event is hosted by the Haili Wailele Film/Arts Foundation at Art Space @ Studio 3.
About The Body at a Loss:
Cati Porter’s mother began chemo on July 19, 2012, Cati’s 41st birthday. Throughout the process, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, Cati became her mother’s patient advocate, shepherding her through an “inconvenient year”. Then, during her mother’s recovery, Cati receives her own medical diagnosis, quickly transforming advocate into patient.
Read a review at Rhino Reviews: https://rhinopoetry.org/reviews/tag/Cati+Porter
Read a review in The Press-Enterprise: https://www.pe.com/2019/05/11/riverside-poets-new-book-celebrates-bond-between-mother-and-child/
About Cati Porter:
Cati Porter is a poet, editor, essayist, arts administrator, wife, mother, daughter, friend. She is the author of eight books and chapbooks, including The Body at a Loss, the first draft of which was written in the days following a total thyroidectomy. She is the executive director of Inlandia Institute.