The jubilat/Jones Reading Series continues its 17th year with the third reading of the 2015-16 season on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Goodwin Room of the Jones Library. The jubilat/Jones Reading Series showcases established and emerging poets in a number of readings each year. This reading will feature the poetry of Joshua Edwards and Mónica de la Torre.
Joshua Edwards directs and co-edits Canarium Books. He’s the author of three books of poetry, Architecture for Travelers, Imperial Nostalgias, and Campeche, and a photobook, Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa. He also translated Mexican poet Maria Baranda’s book-length poem, Ficticia. He lives in Marfa, Texas and elsewhere with his wife, Lynn Xu.
Mónica de la Torre‘s The Happy End/ All Welcome is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2016. Previous poetry books include Public Domain (Roof Books, 2009) and Talk Shows (Switchback, 2007), as well as two collections in Spanish. Her work has been recently published in The New Yorker, Aufgabe, Convolution, frieze, Triple Canopy’s Corrected Slogans, The White Review, and the New Museum’s 2015 triennial volume The Animated Reader. She is BOMB Magazine’s senior editor.
This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Jones Library, jubilat, and the Juniper Initiative. This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.