Wednesday Night Poetry Series

since 1995

May 2nd – Jackie Simmons

Jackie Simmons

 

Jackie Simmons graduated summa cum laude from Fairfield University and is pursuing an MA in English Literature at Mercy College, but she learned most of whatever it is she thinks she knows about poetry from going to a bunch of open mics in New York City in the mid-‘90s. She writes mostly about what she knows best—life in modern suburbia. Tonight Jackie will do a reading form her book, Scenes from the Seedy Underbelly of Suburbia, published April 1, 2012 (really!) by Stairwell Books, as well as a few selections from her work in progress, Behind the Rickety Picket Fence.

Some of her poems have appeared in online literary magazines:

http://www.radiuslit.org/2011/09/25/poem-by-jackie-simmons/

http://halfdrunkmuse.com/archives/a/simmons/sleeping/

http://www.amaze-cinquain.com/vol_3_no_2/simmons.html

About Scenes from the Seedy Underbelly of Suburbia:

Scenes from the Seedy Underbelly of Suburbia

This book has real poems about real things that really happen, or have happened, or certainly could happen; and surreal poems about unreal things that don’t really happen, or haven’t happened, or can’t possibly happen.

—John S. Hall, author of Jesus Was Way Cool and Daily Negations 

There’s no poet around with Jackie Simmons’ sharp eye—and tongue—for the pleasures, hilarities and hypocrisies of contemporary life. It’s a joy to at last have a full collection from this big-hearted and funny poet.

—Elinor Nauen, author of So Late into the Night and My Marriage A to Z 

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February 8, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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