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@gmail.com

jubilat/Jones Reading Series

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Sunday 10/4 – Amy Lawless & Morgan Parker

Amy Lawless is the author of two books of poems including My Dead (Octopus Books). Her third poetry collection Broadax is forthcoming from Octopus Books. A collaborative, hybrid book entitled "I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected," co-authored with Chris Cheney, is forthcoming from Pioneer Works Publishing. An audio chapbook from BROADAX is out on Black Cake Records. Some poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Volta, Best American Poetry 2013 (a collaboration with Angela Veronica Wong), Black Warrior Review, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, jubilat, and The Tusculum Review. She was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow, and is a 2015 Toggle digital art fellow through the art collective neverhitsend (221A Vancouver). She grew up in Boston and lives in Brooklyn.

Morgan Parker is the author of Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize. Morgan received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in numerous publications, as well as anthologized in Why I Am Not A Painter (Argos Books) and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket Books). She has done editorial work for Apogee Journal, No, Dear Magazine, and The Atlas Review. Winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize and a Cave Canem graduate fellow, Morgan lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, NY. She works as an Editor for Amazon Publishing's imprint Little A, and moonlights as poetry editor of The Offing. She also teaches Creative Writing at Columbia University and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. She is a Sagittarius.