Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology News
Sarah McCartt-Jackson Poetry Reading
- Author: Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Kentucky poet, folklorist, and educator Sarah McCartt-Jackson will be speaking and reading from her work at Western Kentucky University on the evening of Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. The reading will take place in Cherry Hall, room 125.
Ms. McCartt-Jackson is the author of Stonelight (Airlie Press), which won the 2017 Airlie Prize, and three chapbooks: Calf Canyon, Vein of Stone, and Children Born on the Wrong Side of the River, which won the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Indiana Review, Copper Nickel, Bellingham Review, Journal of American Folklore, The Maine Review, NANO Fiction, and others. She received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, was selected for inclusion in the Kentucky Great Writers series, and has served as artist-in-residence for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Shotpouch Cabin through Oregon State University. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University. She works on a farm in Louisville, where she also teaches poetry and makes up half of the art duo Project Diode. She also happens to be the Kentucky Arts Council's Featured Artist for February and March!
Ms. McCartt-Jackson’s visit is sponsored by the Western Kentucky University Department of English, Gender & Women’s Studies Program, and Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology.
Copies of Stonelight will be available for purchase at the reading.