A talk presented by poet Hettie Jones, in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and the Charles Olson Society. Jones’ first collection of poems, Drive (Hanging Loose Press, 1997), was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye to receive the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the author of How I Became Hettie Jones (1990) and several books for children. The former Chair of PEN’s Prison Writing Committee, she currently teaches graduate writing at The New School, and workshops at the 92Y and Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community.
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