CANCELLED: Didi Jackson & Vievee Francis

A book launch for Didi Jackson's debut poetry collection "Moon Jar" (Red Hen Press, 2020), with readings by Jackson, who teaches creative writing at UVM, and poet Vievee Francis, author of three books of poetry, most recently "Forest Primeval" (winner of the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and the 2017 Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award). 

A PoemCity event; free and open to the public.

About the Poets:

Didi Jackson’s poems have appeared in the New Yorker, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. After having lived most of her life in Florida, she currently lives in South Burlington, Vermont, and teaches creative writing at the University of Vermont.

Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection, Northwestern University Press, 2016) and Forest Primeval (winner of the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and the 2017 Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including PoetryBest American Poetry 201020142017, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK, and Barbados). In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
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Moon Jar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597098175
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 21st, 2020

Forest Primeval: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810132436
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Published: Triquarterly - November 30th, 2015