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“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Lucille Clifton, and Their Influence on Guest Poet Jennifer Jean
March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Poetry Salon continues its exploration of poetic influence on Sunday, March 17th with guest poet Jennifer Jean of Peabody, who cites Lucille Clifton as a major influence on her poetry. Originally from California, Jennifer earned her BA from San Francisco State and her MFA in poetry from St. Mary’s College. She has used her degrees to teach poetry workshops at area colleges and universities and is also the founder of “Free2Write: Poetry workshops for Trauma Survivors.” Her conversation with Claire Keyes, Professor Emerita at Salem State University, will explore how the poetry of Lucille Clifton impacted her, stimulated her, propelled her into the kind of poetry she’s writing today. Jennifer has published two chapbooks, and a full-length collection of poems entitled The Fool. Her poems have also been included in anthologies such as Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees. Please join us on March 17th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Abbot Public Library. The Poetry Salon is free and open to the public!
The Library’s monthly Poetry Salon is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.