Join Stella Hayes for the launch of her first collection of poetry, One Strange Country.
The event is free but you must register here.
In this collection, the “Best of the Net”-nominated poet replaces one strange country with
another she calls home, mapping an origin story of identity, exile, and loss.
As a child, Hayes fled totalitarian Russia in 1978 with her parents and sister, eventually settling in Los Angeles. In stark and sharp language, Hayes conveys poems of witness, longing, and love. With lyrical urgency, Hayes interrogates displacement and belonging, what it means to grow attached to places as much as to people.
Stella Hayes grew up in an agricultural town outside of Kiev, Ukraine and in Los Angeles. Her
work has appeared in Prelude, The Recluse, Cleaver, The Lake, and Spillway, among others.