Beat & Beyond: Hettie Jones: The New American Poetry

Mon, 06 June 2016 // 05:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Hettie Jones presents "The New American Poetry—Bold, Belligerent, Beguiling: How Various American Voices Forecast the Spoken Word,"

FREE • All-ages • 4:45pm doors

Best known for How I Became Hettie Jones, her memoir of the “Beat Scene,” Hettie Jones is the author of 23 books for children and adults, including the award-winning Big Star Fallin’ Mama, Five Women in Black Music. Drive, her first poetry collection, won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award; it was followed by second and third collections, All Told and Doing 70. Jones’s short prose has been published in journals such as The Village Voice, Global City Review, Fence, and Ploughshares,

In addition to her own work, Jones has authored memoirs for Rita Marley (No Woman No Cry) and others, and taught writing in colleges, prisons, and community settings. The former Chair of PEN’s Prison Writing Committee, she currently teaches graduate writing at The New School, and workshops at both the 92nd Street Y and the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community.

Love, H, a selection from her 40-year correspondence with the sculptor Helene Dorn, will appear this Fall from Duke University Press.