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First Saturday Poetry Readings: Didi and Major Jackson

Posted by FrenchtownBookshop

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our Poetry Reading series. Each gathering will include a reading by that month’s Featured Poet, followed by a discussion with the poet.

The gatherings will begin at 6 p.m., to allow time for a Saturday night stroll or dinner in Frenchtown.

The Premiere poetry reading, on October 2, will feature Vermont poets and creative writing professors Major Jackson and Didi Jackson. Major Jackson is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Absurd Man, published by WW Norton. Didi Jackson's poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and in the Best American Poetry series.

First Saturday Poetry is curated and presented by award-winning poet Vasiliki Katsarou. Vasiliki is a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet and a regular Teaching Artist at the Hunterdon Art Museum, and is also a filmmaker. For many years, she ran the well-loved poetry-reading series at Panoply Books in Lambertville. Her books, including the full-length poetry collection, Memento Tsunami and the contemporary poetry anthology Dark as a Hazel Eye: Coffee & Chocolate Poems, are featured for sale at the Bookshop.

First Saturday Poetry Readings are free.

Event Date
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Event time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost / donation