Poet Jill McDonough to Read Tuesday

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The prize-winning poet and prison teacher will read in Stoddard Hall Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

Poet Jill McDonough

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The reading is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible, and will be followed by a booksale and signing. For more information, please see the Smith College news release or the Poetry Center website.

Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough’s books of poems include Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), and Where You Live (Salt, 2012).  The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program for thirteen years.  Her work appears in Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry 2011.  She teaches poetry at UMass-Boston and directs 24PearlStreet, the online writing program at the Fine Arts Work Center.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover Where You Live by Jill McDonough



"Where You Live is a wonder cabinet of personal and public histories, a book of witness and inquiry, and a gift for those of us who think the poet's profession is to invent a new language for a singular vision.  In this collection, the intersection of the domestic and the political is the human body.  McDonough shows us the body as viewed from museum curiosity to workaday sack of blood and guts.  From sinister anatomy book to sarcophagus.  From stripper to prison physician to the fragments of Sappho.  From the shadows of children scorched into the earth to an attempted sucide.  From the mercenary to the cab driver.  From hate crimes to sore feet.  Like McDonough's Habeas Corpus, this book leaves us aching for more."  —Michael McGriff




Books & Artices

Discover - Search for books and articles by and about Jill McDonough. Note: Some of the resources in Discover require a Smith Network login to access from off-campus.


Site Link
Jill McDonough's website - poems, books, articles, contact info http://www.jillmcdonough.com/
Walking on the Edge: A Biography of Jill McDonough https://sites.google.com/site/gallagheronpoetry2011/
Jill McDonough: Poet and Prison Teacher (Boston Globe, Aug. 5, 2012) http://www.bostonglobe.com
Youtube - Jill McDonough reading http://www.youtube.com


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