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Major Jackson & Didi Jackson
April 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
April 11, 2021, 4:30 pm
Special Loom(Zoom) Event!
Online Admission is free
Zoom co-hosted by Toadstool Books
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Major Jackson “At the end of his richly introspective and engagingly vulnerable (fifth book of poems), The Absurd Man… Jackson observes wryly, ‘Tragically, he believes he can mend his wounds with his poetry.’ And in this everything hopeful, elegant, and unsettlingly absurd about The Absurd Man is spoken. Jackson embraces the existential absurdity of this ‘tragedy’ and yet, in doing so, he gives us poems that dare to challenge hopelessness with language.”
–– Kwame Dawes, author of City of Bones (Northwest University Press, 2017)
Didi Jackson “gives poignant testimony to the sorrow, rage and piercing clarity of grief… she bears radiant witness to the moment when bereavement gives way to new joy. These poems are breathtaking and frank, and they constitute a bridge into the regions of the inner life where words too often
fail to reach.”
–– Tracy K. Smith, former poet laureate about Moon Jar (Red Hen Press, 2020) by Didi Jackson