Sundress Announces The Familiar Wild Virtual Book Launch

Sundress Publications announces a virtual book launch and reading to celebrate the release of The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry. The event is hosted by the anthology editors, Ruth Awad and Rachel Mennies.

The virtual launch will take place on November 11th from 7:00-8:30PM EST. Canine friends are also encouraged to attend!

Join us on Zoom at with password: safta.

The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry grapples with the simultaneous heaviness, happiness, love, and loss that comes with dog companionship, exposing deep truths about what it means to share space with our fellow non-humans. This moving anthology catapults readers into the marrows of living and feeling alongside our mysterious canines: a species that often teaches us what it means to be human.

Readers at the event will include:

Kelli Russell Agodon
Ruth Baumann
Robin Becker
Tara Betts
Soledad Caballero
Grady Chambers
Chen Chen
Emily Rose Cole
Steven Cordova
Lisa Fay Coutley
Matthew Gavin Frank
Chloe Honum
Ashley Inguanta
Irène Mathieu
Carly Miller
Rosalie Moffett
Jason Myers
Leila Ortiz
Jennifer Perrine
Carrie Shipers
Raena Shirali
Nomi Stone
Nina Sudhakar
Jeanne Wagner

Ruth Awad is the Lebanese-American author of Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2017). Her work appears or is forthcoming in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Believer, The New York Republic, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Columbus, OH, with her four bratty and joyous Pomeranians.

Rachel Mennies is the author of The Naomi Letters, forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2021 and The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. Her poetry has appeared at The Believer, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review, and her nonfiction has appeared at The Millions, The Poetry Foundation, and LitHub, among other outlets. Mennies lives in Chicago with her spouse and her rescue greyhound mix, Otto.

Access the event here. The password is safta.

The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry is available for sale HERE.