Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hettie Jones Poet East Village NYC

Hettie Jones is reading in New York City Friday Sept. 4th, 2009 at 6pm in Tompkins Square Park ! Tune in for Hettie followed by more East Village Poets, and a reading of Allen Ginsberg's HOWL in its entirety ! Hosted by Bob Holman ! See you there ! Here's Hettie's bio for you:

Hettie Jones’s twenty-four books include her Beat memoir, How I Became Hettie Jones, called "a feminist scrutiny those lost decades needed,” and Drive, which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award and was hailed as the work of a "potent and fearless poet." Jones’s short prose has been published in Fence, The Village Voice, Ploughshares, and elsewhere, and she has also written numerous books for children and young adults, including Big Star Fallin' Mama (Five Women In Black Music), and an ALA Notable, The Trees Stand Shining. Her most recent poetry collection, Doing 70, garnered praise for its “delightfully quirky insight” and “sharp wit.” Jones is the former Chair of the PEN Prison Writing Committee, and the editor of Aliens At The Border, a poetry collection from her workshop (1989-2002) at the New York State Correctional Facility for Women at Bedford Hills. She currently teaches in the Graduate Writing Program of the New School and at the 92nd St. Y Poetry Center, and serves on the PEN Advisory Council.

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