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An Evening with Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones
April 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UA English’s Creative Writing Program is excited to host the Poet Laureate of Alabama, Ashley M. Jones, who will read a selection of her work and answer audience questions. Please join us at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. for a wonderful evening! Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
This event is free and open to the public.
Ashley M. Jones is Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama (2022-2026). She received an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University (FIU), where she was a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellow. Her debut poetry collection, Magic City Gospel, was published by Hub City Press in January 2017, and it won the silver medal in poetry in the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her second book, dark // thing, won the 2018 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry from Pleiades Press. Her third collection, REPARATIONS NOW! was published in Fall 2021 from Hub City Press. She currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama.