Highly esteemed Alabama poet Jeanie Thompson will be in NYC to share work from her new book The Seasons Bear Us this week.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 @ 7:30Pm at
The Southern Writers Reading Series
at the Happy Ending Lounge in lower Manhattan
SATURDAY, JUNE 13 @ 7PM at
KGB Bar‘s “Trumpet Fiction” night
in the East Village
Jeanie Thompson, MFA (poetry). Jeanie Thompson has published four collections of poetry, The Seasons Bear Us (River City Publishing, 2009), White for Harvest: New and Selected Poems (River City Publishing, 2001), Witness (Black Belt Press, 1995), and How to Enter the River (Holy Cow! Press, 1985), three chapbooks and has co-edited The Remembered Gate: Memoirs by Alabama Writers, (University of Alabama Press, 2002) with Jay Lamar. Witness won a Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association in 1996. Her poems, interviews with writers, and critical articles have appeared in Antaeus, Crazyhorse, Ironwood, North American Review, New England Review, and Southern Review. Jeanie holds the MFA from the University of Alabama, where she was founding editor of the literary journal Black Warrior Review. She has taught at the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, as well as in the poetry-in-the schools program in New Orleans and in Alabama. Jeanie has received Individual Artist fellowships from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Alabama State Council on the Arts and was a Walter Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers Conference 2000. Jeanie is founding director of the award-winning Alabama Writers’ Forum, a statewide literary arts organization in Montgomery.
Anne, thank you for giving poetry such wonderful space on Southernist. I love being in New York and having this opportunity. Another Alabamian who came north…it has just taken me a little longer than some!JT
I'm so terribly sorry I missed this! Is this series still continuing? As yet another Alabaman in New York, I like to support our native artists. Is it still every second Wednesday, or am I too late?RGwww.yellowhammerpress.com