Date(s) - November 1, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Join PSNH on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 for a discussion of DocuPoetry: Mining the Historical, Discovering the Personal with our feature, Jennifer Martelli. She will be discussing her use of non-literary texts—news reports, biographies, oral histories, legal documents—to create a personal and poetic narrative. Using her latest collections, My Tarantella and The Queen of Queens, we’ll look at how these sources, paired with a creative obsession, can create new language and new directions in a poetry collection.
To participate: for members, the Zoom link will be provided in an email communication prior to the event; for all others, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
About Jennifer: Jennifer Martelli (she, her, hers) is the author of The Queen of Queens and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press), awarded an Honorable Mention from the Italian-American Studies Association, selected as a 2019 “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbooks In the Year of Ferraro from Nixes Mate Press and After Bird, winner of the Grey Book Press open reading, 2016. Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Tahoma Literary Review, Thrush, The Sycamore Review, Cream City Review, Verse Daily, Iron Horse Review (winner of the Photo Finish contest), Poetry, and elsewhere. Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.