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AAF January Virtual Luncheon: Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of Alabama

  • 26 Jan 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Join us virtually on Zoom January 26th to hear from our speaker Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of Alabama. AAF BHAM MEMBER BENEFIT: Since we can't meet in person, we're going to be giving active members of AAF Bham who preregister and attend this meeting a $15 DoorDash gift card! Tune in here! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83142001680 

She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University. Her poems and essays appear in or are forthcoming at CNN, POETRY, The Oxford American, Origins Journal, The Quarry by Split This Rock, Obsidian, and many others. She teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and in the Low Residency MFA at Converse University. Jones co-directs PEN Birmingham, and she is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival. She is the author of Magic City Gospel (Hub City Press 2017),  dark / / thing(Pleiades Press 2019), and REPARATIONS NOW!(Hub City Press 2021). Her poetry has earned several awards, including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry, a Literature Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award. She was a finalist for the Ruth Lily Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship in 2020.

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