A Power Trio of Poets

A Power Trio of Poets
On First Friday, join Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and Longfellow Books in welcoming a power trio of poets with southern addresses and Maine ties, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Melissa Crowe, as they share from new work that tackles love, wild animals, motherhood, and astonishment. Jacobs and Crowe are the Associate Editor and Editor of Beloit Poetry Journal, respectively. Brown and Jacobs are married, and all three poets currently live in North Carolina.

Brown will also be teaching a workshop, RE-COGNITION AND RE-VISION: Pushing the Boundaries of Your Poems, the following day. More information on the workshop here.


About the Authors:

Nickole Brown received her MFA from the Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for ten years. Her first collection, Sister, a novel-in-poems, was first published in 2007 by Red Hen Press and a new edition was reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in October 2018. Her second book, a biography-in-poems called Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions in 2015. To Those Who Were Our First Gods won Rattle’s 2018 Chapbook Contest—was published in 2018.

Melissa Crowe was born in Presque Isle and lives with her family by the sea in Wilmington, North Carolina. She’s an editor at Beloit Poetry Journal, and a lecturer in Poetry and Coordinator of the MFA program at UNCW. Her first full-length collection, Dear Terror, Dear Splendor was published by University of Wisconsin Press in the spring of 2019.

Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, just out from Four Way Books last March. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, was an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Julie Suk Awards.


Event date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Longfellow Books
1 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101