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Jessica Jacobs, Tyler Mills, & Emily Hockaday (IN PERSON)

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us IN PERSON at HVWC in Sleepy Hollow, NY, for an afternoon of poetry & conversation with Jessica Jacobs, Tyler Mills, & Emily Hockaday.

Jessica Jacobs is the author of UNALONE, poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis (Four Way Books, March 2024); Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books, 2019), one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year, winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards, and a finalist for the Brockman-Campbell, American Fiction, and Julie Suk Book Awards; Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press, 2015), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; and co-author of Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books/Penguin RandomHouse). She is the founder and executive director of Yetzirah: A Hearth for Jewish Poetry.

On UNALONE (Four Way Books, March 2024):

“Jessica Jacobs plays the Bible like a klezmer. She’s serious. She’s whimsical. She’s sorrowful. She’s kind. She’s measured. She midrashes Genesis to bend the Bible until the verses speak to a queer Jewish poet. Her ambition? “To zip myself into Judaism.” Making space where there had been none. “No husband, no children, her songs / were her progeny,” she writes. Lucid, deft, circumspect, generous, sagacious, she gets down on her poetic knees and plants a green new tree of knowledge. Jacobs seeds, stakes, pollinates, flourishes, blooms.” —Spencer Reece

Tyler Mills (she/her) is a poet, essayist, and educator. Her forthcoming memoir, The Bomb Cloud (Unbound Edition Press, 2024), was awarded a Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Literature Award and has been excerpted in AGNI, Brevity, Bennington Review, River Teeth, and The Rumpus, and won the Copper Nickel Editor’s Prize in Prose. Her poetry guidebook, Poetry Studio: Prompts for Poets, is forthcoming from the University of Akron Press in 2024. She is also the author of the poetry books City Scattered (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions Chapbook Prize and New England Poetry Club’s 2021 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize, Diode Editions 2021). The recipient of residencies from Yaddo, Ragdale, the Women’s International Study Center of Santa Fe, the Bethany Arts Center, and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as fellowships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Tyler Mills teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center’s 24PearlStreet and lives in Brooklyn, on part of the unceded homeland of the Lenape people.

On Mills’s BOMB CLOUD (Unbound Editions, March 2024):

“The Bomb Cloud is breathtaking in terms of writerly craft, historical importance, and moral reckoning. It is a courageous book and a timely one in disturbing ways, given the renewed nuclear threats in parts of the world. We exist to publish talented, daring writers like Tyler.”— Patrick Davis, publisher at Unbound Edition Press.

Emily Hockaday has five chapbooks of poetry— Beach Vocabulary, Space on Earth, What We Love and Will Not Give Up, Starting a Life, and Ophelia: A Botanist’s Guide— and her work has appeared in the North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, West Wind Review, and Newtown Literary. She lives in Queens. Her first full-length collection, In a Body, was published by Cornerstone Press in September 2022.

On Hockaday’s IN A BODY (Conerstone Press, September 2022):

“Emily Hockaday’s In a Body reads simultaneously like a meditation and masterclass on the pained body’s communion with what stings, breaks, bends and opens in the natural world. Through psalms on chronic pain, grief and intimacy, Hockaday considers the miracle of “this small boat . . . surviving and surviving and surviving” and “the metal in the subway pole / and the cosmic explosion / that sent those metals here.” These brief and breathtaking poems ask us to consider the ways in which both our bodies and our world betray, buoy and surprise us, posing questions about science, love, vulnerability, mortality and suffering. Ultimately, these poems ask—“what brought your molecules / close to mine in this one infinite Universe” and what does it mean to be most exquisitely, painfully alive?”— Joan Kwon Glass

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April 7
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
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9143325953
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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