Author Event: Poetry reading with Octavio González - "Limerence"

Event date: 
04/22/2024 - 7:00pm

April is National Poetry Month and Wellesley Books will be hosting events throughout the month! On this night, we welcome Wellesley College professor Octavio R. González to discuss his new collection Limerence.

This is a free event but we request that you RSVP. You can do so with the link below (no fees) or by calling us at 781-431-1160 during store hours (also no fees). 

You can add a purchase of the author's book onto your RSVP. Copies will also be available for purchase at the event. Please note that you must purchase your copy of the book from Wellesley Books in order to have the author sign it at the event. 

If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to buy the book, you can do so by scrolling down. Just remember that buying the book is not the same as an RSVP.



“[González’s] language is rich without being baroque; his lines are a dance until they are a gut punch. At the core of this gorgeous collection is a body of sonnets about the endlessly desiring body. At the core of both bodies is the heart.” —Evie Shockey, author of Suddenly We, The New Black and Renegade Poetics

Limerence is revelatory, fierce, and filthy in the most profound way…” —Emanuel Xavier, author of Pier Queen and Christ Like

Limerence—after a crafty stream of bodily excuses—after loosening our attention like a thief, steals all of our belongings… and we are left naked and free at the beach,” —Scott Hightower, author of Part of the Bargain and Imperative to Spare



Octavio R. González is the Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Wellesley College. González is a 2021 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow. His lit crit monograph, Misfit Modernism: Queer Forms of Double Exile in the Twentieth-Century Novel, was published in the Refiguring Modernism imprint from Pennsylvania State University Press (2020). His poetry has appeared in Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, Puerto Del Sol, The Latino Book Review, OCHO, Anomaly, HIV±Here and Now, Lambda Literary’s Emerge Anthology, Writing on the Moon, Mass. Poetry on the T, and other journals and anthologies. Poems from Limerence have been finalists and long listed for Gival Press’ Oscar Wilde Poetry Award (2021) and Palette Poetry’s “Love & Eros” prize (2022).


limerence By Octavio R. González Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608642526
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Published: Queer Mojo - April 4th, 2023

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714