Welcome to Season 2 of the Host Dispatch!

We're so thrilled to kick off Season 2 conversing with the warm and magical poet, lily someson. lily is the Spring 2021 Host Publications Chapbook Prize winner for her chapbook called mistaken for loud comets, forthcoming in February 2021.

lily someson (she/they) is a poet and essayist from Chicago. She has obtained a B.A. in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and is a winner of the 2020 Eileen Lannan poetry prize with the Academy of American Poets. She has read at the Poetry Foundation’s Open Door Reading Series and has also been published/is forthcoming in Court Green, Queeriosity (Young Chicago Authors), and Columbia Poetry Review among others. She is currently a first-year Poetry MFA student at Vanderbilt University and an assistant poetry editor of the Nashville Review.

mistaken for loud comets is a collection of poems that peers deeply into experiences around incarceration, queerness, and the Black body in America. This is deeply personal work, and there is a tender heart at the center of this chapbook that made us fall in love with it at first sight.

The pre-order link is live on our website, hostpublications.com, and the first 100 pre-orders will receive a fun party pack of accompaniments to Lily’s work. 

On February 27th, tune in at 7pm to the Malvern Books’ YouTube channel for the book launch for mistaken for loud comets and join us for a special reading by lily someson followed by a Q&A.

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