New Orleans Poets Skye Jackson & Benjamin Aleshire

Traveling New Orleans poets Skye Jackson, author of A Faster Grave, and Benjamine Aleshire, author of Currency, visit Bookworks presenting their new books and new work.

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.

Benjamin Aleshire travels the world as a poet-for-hire, composing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter. His work has been featured recently in The Times UK, Iowa Review, Boston Review, and on television in the US, China, and Spain. 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.
Event date: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107