Join us for our monthly poetry feature and open mic. January's reader is Jessica Purdy, author of most recently Sleep in a Strange House. After the featured reader, the floor is open for others to read. Please bring one or two poems to share.
About Sleep in a Strange House:
"In dreams and out of them, this brutally frank confrontation with the work of parenting (parenting both one's self and one's children) talks back to those who would reduce mothering to a series of quaint conditionals. Talks back in a timbre that is memorable for its mettle, in a voice that is at once hypnotic and homespun, in craft that spars with a sly bravura, and in lines that joust with disquieting fondness." -- Tom Daley, author of House You Cannot Reach: Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems
Jessica Purdy teaches Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. In 2014, she was nominated for Best New Poets and Best of the Net. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.