Poets Elizabeth Bradfield, Nickole Brown, & Jessica Jacobs Reading & Book Signing
Join East End Books Ptown as we welcome 3 Award Winnning Poets for a special evening of Poetry!
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, and Interpretive Work. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Orion and many anthologies. She has been awarded a Stegner Fellowship, the Audre Lorde Prize, and was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist locally as well as on expedition ships in the high latitudes, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com
Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Her second book Fanny Says, a biography-in-poems about the grandmother who helped raise her, was the recipient of the 2016 Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry. It came out from BOA Editions in 2015, and the audio book of that collection will be available in late 2017. Her first collection, Sister, a novel-in-poems, was first published in 2007 by Red Hen Press and a new edition will be reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. 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’s she’s at work on a collection of poems about animals. The book will be a bestiary of sorts, but instead of the kind of pastorals that always made her (and most of the working-class folks she knows) feel shut out of nature and the writing about it, these poems will speak in a queer, Southern trash-talking kind of way about a nature that is beautiful, but also deeply damaged and often dangerous.
Jessica Jacobs is the author of Pelvis with Distance, 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 and her second full-length collection Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going is forthcoming from Four Way Books in the spring of 2019. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock climbing instructor, bartender, editor, and professor, and is now the Associate Editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown.