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Authors of the Month

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
San Diego Central Library 5th floor Virtual Travel Center
All Ages
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Please join us for a special evening featuring poet and publisher Ted Washington's latest book, "Bone Lyre," and poet and teacher Alexis V. Jackson's latest book, "My Sisters' Country."

Of "Bone Lyre," the writer Georgianna Simmons writes: “Love poems like ‘Lauren’ put tears in my eyes with captivating words and rhythm. Haikus featuring nature and politics both eased and upset me with their truths. 'Bone Lyre' is an emotional read.”

"My Sisters’ Country" artfully braids together a multi-vocal chorus of Black women’s voices across time. Jackson bends and breaks forms like the sonnet, pantoum, and zuihitsu. She invites readers to consider the ways Black women, who were once considered countryless property, made country out of and in one another.

Light refreshments served. Please Register

About the poets:

Ted Washington is an artist, author, and reluctant businessman. He's the founder of Puna Press and the performance group Pruitt Igoe in addition to being the host of Palabra, an open mic poetry reading held monthly at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.

Alexis V. Jackson is a writer and teacher whose work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, the Boston Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among others. My Sisters’ Country was selected as second-place winner of Kore Press Institute’s 2019 Poetry Prize. Jackson lectures in the University of San Diego’s English Department, and has taught at Messiah University

Event Supported By

Friends of the San Diego Central Library

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San Diego Central Library 5th floor Virtual Travel Center

330 Park Blvd
San Diego, California 92101

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