Poet Samantha DeFlitch, "Confluence"

Thursday, April 15th, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149760901889

Portsmouth poet Samantha DeFlitch joins Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present her new book of verse, Confluence! DeFlitch will be joined in conversation by poet Shelley Girdner.

The confluence in the title of this debut collection from Samantha DeFlitch describes the meeting of three rivers, the Monongahela and Allegheny which come together at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio. The three sections of her book are named for these rivers, and there are many poems of place here, the author’s home turf, its backroads and bridges, state lines, amusement parks, a town called Zelienople, even Pittsburgh itself, depicted most provocatively as a city of “accidental lesbians.” But as a gas station attendant says when she answers where she is from, Nobody lives in Pittsburgh, an observation that shifts the register from the physical to the psyche, and to a different sort of confluence, the way in which we are all products of everything that has come before and come together to form our lives.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Confluence Cover Image
$19.50
ISBN: 9781937968779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadstone Books - March 1st, 2021

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. The confluence in the title of this debut collection from Samantha DeFlitch describes the meeting of three rivers, the Monongahela and Allegheny which come together at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio.


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