Montgomery County Literary Arts Council - Fall 2017 Writers In Performance Series - ANNUAL EMILY DICKINSON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATON
Ekphrasis presentation and reading by Richard Jackson, editor of The Heart's Many Doors: American Poets Respond to Metka Krašovec's Images Responding to Emily Dickinson. He will be joined by poet/publisher, Bryce Milligan and selected poets in the anthology.
Richard Jackson has published over twenty books including thirteen books of poems, most recently Traversings, Retrievals, Out of Place, Resonancia, Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems, Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems, and Heartwall. His translations include Alexsander Persolja's (Potvanje Sonca / Journey of the Sun) and Last Voyage, (Red Hen, 2010), a book of translations of the early-20th-century Italian poet, Giovanni Pascoli. With Susan Thomas and Deborah Brown, he edited the selected poems of Slovene poet, Iztok Osojnik and Tomaž Šalamun. He also edited nearly twenty chapbooks of poems from Eastern Europe. His own poems and books have been translated into seventeen languages. He was awarded the Order of Freedom Medal for literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans by the President of Slovenia. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, and two Witter-Bynner fellowships. He has also received the AWP George Garret Award for teaching and writing. Readings will occur in room G-102, Lone Star College-Montgomery.
Twenty plus distinguished poets lead by Dave Parsons, 2011 Texas Poet Laureate and Dede Fox, current Montgomery County Poet Laureate, will read their favorite Emily Dickinson poem and one of their own works. For more information, see: literaryartscouncil.org