West End Poetry Festival presents: Jonathan Farmer, Jacinta V. White, and Eduardo C. Corral
Friday 10/18, 6:30 pm
Jonathan Farmer is the author of That Peculiar Affirmative: On the Social Life of Poems (Stephen F. Austin, 2019) and the poetry editor and editor in chief of At Length. His poem, “Haw River Meditation,” was a finalist for the 2019 On Teaching Poem Prize, which is given to honor the best-unpublished poem written about K–12 teaching and/or teachers and was judged by Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco. He teaches middle and high school English and lives in Durham, NC.
Jacinta V. White is a teaching artist, poet, and certified corporate trainer and facilitator. In 2001, she founded The Word Project where she works with individuals and groups using art as a catalyst for healing. In 2015, she founded Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing to provide a platform for those to tell their story through poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography. Jacinta’s chapbook, broken ritual, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2012. She is widely published and the recipient of several awards, including the first Press 53 Open Award in Poetry and the Duke Energy Regional Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. To read Jacinta’s blog of her journey as it was taking place, and to stay abreast of what’s next, visit www.resurrectingthebones.com.
Eduardo C. Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.