|Holly Luhning reads from Quiver|
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The horrific legend of sixteenth century Countess Elizabeth Báthory is at the heart of Quiver. It's a story that has fascinated Holly for many years.
Holly and I were in a writing group together for a brief time six or seven years ago, when she was considering a potential poetry collection about the legend of the Countess.
"Some of those poems are still in the text," she told us at Saturday's reading.
Congrats, Holly — and welcome back to the Prairies!
"Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it."
— Donna Tartt, The Secret History (epigraph from Quiver)