FIRST FRIDAY POETRY
Benjamin Aleshire (Currency) and Skye Jackson (A Faster Grave)
7PM FRIDAY, JUNE 7
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Poets Benjamin Aleshire and Skye Jackson read from their recent collections.

Open reading follows.

ABOUT THE POETS
BENJAMIN ALESHIRE's work has been featured recently in The Times UK, Iowa Review, Boston Review, and on television in the US, China, and Spain. He travels the world as a poet-for-hire, composing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter. An excerpt of his novel, 'Poet for Hire: Kismet of a 21st Century Troubadour' is forthcoming in LitHub. Ben was a Breadloaf waiter in 2016, and serves as assistant poetry editor for the Green Mountains Review. He lives in New Orleans.

SKYE JACKSON was born and raised in New Orleans. She holds an English degree from LSU and a degree in law from Mississippi College School of Law. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop where she works with Bayou Magazine. Her work has appeared in the Delta Literary Journal and Thought Catalog. Her chapbook A Faster Grave is forthcoming in May 2019 from Antenna Press.

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