january, 2020

25jan8:15 pm10:15 pmFinale Reading with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Major Jackson & David Kirby8:15 pm - 10:15 pm


(Saturday) 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm


Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Event Details

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Presents

Reading with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Major Jackson and David Kirby followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, located in the Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building.

Regular $15
Senior (65+) $12
Student $10

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ABOUT LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR Laure-Anne Bosselaars’s most recent poetry collection is These Many Rooms (Four Way Books, 2019). She also is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf and Small Gods of Grief, which was awarded the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Her third poetry collection, A New Hunger, was selected as an ALA Notable Book in 2008. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have appeared in reviews such as The Washington Post, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, Askew, Miramar, and many others. Garrison Keillor read four of her poems on NPR’s The Writers’ Almanach, and her poems have also been widely anthologized. Bosselaar is the editor of four anthologies: Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars, Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades, Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the Cities, and Never Before: Poems About First Experiences. She has taught poetry at Emerson College, at the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and at many conferences such as The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Frost Place Poetry Festival in New-Hampshire, and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Bosselaar was awarded a Fellowship at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and was a Writer in Residence at The Vermont Studio Center as well as at Hamilton College, New York. She was the McEver Chair for Visiting Writers at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the founding faculty at the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College. With her late husband, the poet Kurt Brown, she completed a book of translations from Flemish poet Herman de Coninck: The Plural of Happiness.

ABOUT MAJOR JACKSON Major Jackson is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Absurd Man (Norton: 2020) and Roll Deep (Norton: 2015), winner of the 2016 Vermont Book Award and hailed in the New York Times Book Review as “a remixed Odyssey.” He is the editor of Best American Poetry 2019, The Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems and Renga for Obama: An Occasional Poem. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, he has been awarded a Cave Canem Book Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Major Jackson lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He serves as the poetry editor of The Harvard Review.


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