Join us for a night of poetry featuring the amazing poets Jessica Jacobs (Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, Four Way Books 2019), Nickole Brown ( To Those Who Were Our First Gods, Rattle Magazine 2018), Philip Clark (The Carnival of Affection, Sibling Rivalry Press 2017) and Lauren Clark (Music for a Wedding, University of Pittsburgh Press 2017).
Jessica Jacobs is also the author of Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press, 2015), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her chapbook In Whatever Light Left to Us was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2016. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared widely. Jessica is now the Associate Editor of Beloit Poetry Journal and lives, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown in Asheville, North Carolina.
Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says (BOA Editions), won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. The audiobook of that collection became available in 2017. Currently, she is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program and the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she periodically volunteers at a four different animal sanctuaries. A chapbook called To Those Who Were Our First Gods won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and a long sequence called The Donkey Elegies will be published as a chapbook by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2019.
Philip F. Clark‘s debut collection ‘The Carnival of Affection,’ was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2017. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing/Poetry at City College, New York, where he received his M.F.A in 2016. His poetry and poetry reviews have appeared widely.
Lauren Clark is the author of MUSIC FOR A WEDDING (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).