jubilat/Jones Reading Series

Each year the jubilat/Jones Reading series holds six readings at Amherst's Jones Library. Readings are followed by a question and answer session during which visitors can talk with the poets. All readings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Jones Library, jubilat, & the Juniper Initiative of the UMass MFA Program for Poets & Writers. This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information call 413.577.1064 or email jubilat@english.umass.edu

jubilat/Jones Reading Series

Fall 2014 Reading Schedule
All readings are held at the Jones Library in Amherst at 3:00 pm

September 21, 2014 Reading with Arda Collins and Matthew Rohrer
Arda Collins is the author of a collection of poems, It Is Daylight (2009), which was awarded the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The American Poetry Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holds a PhD from the University of Denver.She has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently teaches at NYU.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Hummock in the Malookas, Satellite, A Green Light, Rise Up, A Plate of Chicken, Destroyer and Preserver, and a recent Dikembe Press chapbook A Ship Loaded With Sequins Has Gone Down. He's received the Hopwood Award for poetry and a Pushcart prize, was selected as a National Poetry Series winner, and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. He teaches in the creative writing program at NYU and in the NYU Low Res program in Paris, and lives in Brooklyn.

November 9, 2014 Reading with Shane McCrae and Caryl Pagel

December 7, 2014 TBA

jubilat Makes a Chapbook Launch Party & Reading

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Butterfield Hall Lounge, UMass Amherst

CHASE BERGGRUN
NICOLE ERHARDT, in absentia (poems will be read by KATRINA TURNER)
ERIC WALLGREN
LINDSEY TULLOCH
STEPHANIE LADROGA

The winner and finalists of the jubilat MAKES A CHAPBOOK contest dazzle us with their work!

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF JUBILAT'S FIRST-EVER CHAPBOOK CONTEST FOR UMASS UNDERGRADUATES!

Judge Peter Gizzi has selected the winner of jubilat's first-ever jubilat MAKES A CHAPBOOK competition for undergraduates.

Congratulations to Chase Berggrun '13 for his poetry chapbook DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS! Chase's chapbook will be letterpressed and printed in an edition of 100 at the premier literary arts co-op Flying Object in Hadley, MA. 

The chapbooks will be distributed free of charge to students currently enrolled in creative writing classes and at the Butterfield Hall reading. 

A full list of our competition finalists can be found below.

This competition is made possible by the generous support of the UMass Arts Council, Flying Object, and Writing Butterfield.

2012 jubilat MAKES A CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

(Judge: Peter Gizzi)

WINNER: Chase Berggrun '13, DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS

FIRST RUNNER-UP: Nicole Erhardt '13, THIS ROOM SMELLED OF COCONUT SMOKE

HONORABLE MENTION:
Eric Wallgren '12, RAW WATERS
Lindsey Tulloch '12, RETURN TO SOMEWHERE
Stephanie Ladroga '12, NERVOUS TALK

Congratulations to our winner and our finalists, and many thanks to all who participated!