Annual Charles Olson Lecture with Hettie Jones
Saturday, October 29
A talk presented by poet Hettie Jones, in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and the Charles Olson Society. Jones’ first collection of poems, Drive (Hanging Loose Press, 1997), was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye to receive the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the author of How I Became Hettie Jones (1990) and several books for children. The former Chair of PEN’s Prison Writing Committee, she currently teaches graduate writing at The New School, and workshops at 92Y and the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community.
Hettie Jones will offer her first meeting with Olson, her impressions of Gloucester, a selection from Love, H, her recently published book of correspondence with Helene Dorn, and some recent unpublished poems.
Love, H is available for purchase in the Museum’s gift shop.
This program is accessible.