Join us as we welcome poet Marianne Kunkel as she introduces her new book of poetry: Hillary, Made Up. Books will be available to purchase at the reading, which begins at 11:30am with light refreshments served.
Hillary, Made Up provides an insightful view from the perspective of beauty products in an ode to Hillary Clinton. The beauty rituals that half of Americans take part in has never seen much poetry, but Marianne Kunkel delves into just that. Hillary, Made Up brings to light the unfair standards to which Americans hold successful women, and shows Hillary Clinton's political career from its beginning in the 1970s to her run in the presidential campaign. The collection tells this story through the lens of sexism, allowing readers to see the role that gender discrimination played in Hillary Clinton's ultimate loss to President Trump.
Marianne Kunkel is the author of The Laughing Game (Finishing Line Press) and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing and Publishing at Missouri Western State University and the editor-in-chief of The Mochila Review.