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Poetry Event! - Jonathan Kline and Friends

Event Type: JP Library Event
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 11/4/2023
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 Jonathan Kline, poet, playwright, storyteller and visual artist – will read from his new novella, Standing at the Gate, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road. Three other poets – Sean F. Munro, Martha McFerrin, and Benjamin Morris - also will join him in reading their own works of poetry.

This presentation is free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration.

Jonathan Kline

Jonathan Kline grew up in Northern Michigan. He received an M.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in Time Art. Kline has presented his works at venues in Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle, New Orleans, Dublin and Cork, Ireland. For more than a decade, Kline's works, including When I was Twenty, The Terminal Hotel, The Nude Questions, and Six Eggs, have garnered praise from scholars, peers and audiences His latest work is The Wisdom of Ashes. Kline teaches in the New Orleans community as an art coordinator for elementary and middle schoolers.

Sean F. Munro

Sean F. Munro is a poet, filmmaker, poetics enthusiast, and an associate professor of English at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, He hosts a weekly poetry radio show, Lunch Poems, helps organize the New Orleans Poetry Festival, co-curates The Splice Poetry Series, and manages LitWire, the literary events calendar of New Orleans

Martha McFerrin

Martha McFerren received an MFA from Warren Wilson College and is the author of five books, including Women in Cars, for which she received the Marianne Moore Prize, and Archaeology at Midnight. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review and many other journals and anthologies. Her most recent book, The McFerren Plot, consists of a collection of work from the past decade and beyond. Her main topic is the elusive way the past lingers in the present.

Benjamin Morris, PhD

A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is a poet, writer, and researcher whose work appears in the United States and Europe. He is the author of Coronary (2011), Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City (2014), and Ecotone (2017). His writing appears in The Oxford American, The Southern Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Scottish Review of Books, with recent work in Lithub and The Millions. Among other honors, he has received a Pushcart nomination, the Academy of American Poets Prize from Duke University, and the Chancellor’s Medal for Poetry from the University of Cambridge, where he earned his Ph.D.

For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

Library: Old Metairie Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 504-889-8143
Presenter: Chris Smith