Vroman's Live - Group Poetry Event featuring Peter Filkins, Major Jackson, Didi Jackson, & Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Group Poetry Event on Tuesday April 20th at 6pm

This is a virtual event and will take place on Crowdcast. Register for FREE ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder! Scroll down to purchase your copy of the book from Vroman's.

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Peter Filkins is the author of five collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Water / Music, is just out from Johns Hopkins UP. His previous volume, The View We're Granted, received the Sheila Margaret Motton Best Book Award from the New England Poetry Club, and his poems, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Poetry, The American Scholar, and numerous other publications. He teaches writing and literature at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and courses in translation at Bard College.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of Heaven (FSG, 2015) and The Ground (FSG, 2012). He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His latest, Living Weapon presents a bracing renewal of civic poetry.

Major Jackson is the author of five books of poetry, including The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry London, and Zyzzva. Major Jackson lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.

Didi Jackson is the author of MOON JAR (Red Hen Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, New England Review, and Kenyon Review. She lives in Nashville, TN and teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University. 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Water / Music (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) By Peter Filkins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781421440088
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - April 1st, 2021
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Living Weapon: Poems By Rowan Ricardo Phillips Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374539320
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 16th, 2021
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The Absurd Man: Poems By Major Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324004554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 25th, 2020
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Moon Jar By Didi Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597098175
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 21st, 2020
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