Launch Party: Other Possible Lives by Chrissy Kolaya

Monday, October 21, 2019 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Come celebrate the Orlando release of Assistant Professor of English Chrissy Kolaya’s newest book Other Possible Lives with a special launch party and reading at Park Avenue CDs.

About the book:

Like the “House Sitters” in the opening cycle, who imagine the life they might have lived in a wealthy client’s home, “a dream life, borrowed,” these poems allow us to slip into lives that might have been ours, for better or worse.


"Psychologically sparkling and suspenseful."

--Matt Hart, author of Everything Breaking/For Good and The Obliterations


“All the possible lives and all possible endings shapeshift on the page, and what binds both these lives and this book is a tenderness almost too true to bear. This is gorgeous and glowing work.”

--Kerri Webster, author of The Trailhead, Grand & Arsenal, and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone


“These poems offer up glimpses of alternate endings, of the freezing and thawing of love, leaving us to wander a world full of possibilities, where ‘everything was about to happen.’”

--Vandana Khanna author of The Goddess Monologues, Afternoon Masala, and Train to Agra

Chrissy Kolaya is a poet and fiction writer, author of Charmed Particles: a novel and Any Anxious Body: poems. Her work has been included in a number of literary journals and anthologies. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida. You can learn more about her work at

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