Poetry Reading: Jessica Jacobs

03/04/2022 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM ET

Location

Charlotte Lit's Studio Two
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205

Summary

Part of Charlotte Lit's Visiting Writers Series

Description

Charlotte Lit welcomes back poet Jessica Jacobs for a poetry reading and conversation on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Jessica Jacobs is a long-time Charlotte Lit faculty member, currently working with our Chapbook Lab, and has twice been a featured poet for 4X4CLT. She is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books), one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year, winner of the Goldie Award in Poetry from the Golden Crown Literary Society, and a finalist for both the Brockman-Campbell and Julie Suk Book Awards. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Julie Suk Award. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock-climbing instructor, bartender, and professor, and now serves as the Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books/PenguinRandomHouse), and is at work on parallel collections of essays and poems exploring spirituality, Torah, and Midrash.

Please Note: Proof of full Covid vaccination is required to attend in-person Charlotte Lit events. Send a pic of your vaccination card to staff@charlottelit.org.

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