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Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones

Spears Jones, Patricia
Title: Patricia Spears Jones
Reading Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Opening Remarks and "Answer This"-26755

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Spears Jones, Patricia and Ada Limón. Answer This. New York: The Center for Book Arts, 2015.

"Poem in the Manner of Audre Lorde"-26757

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Spears Jones, Patricia. Stardust, landmines, and cartoons: Poems from 2006 to 2014. Brooklyn: Belladonna Books, 2015.

"Spanish Lesson"-26759

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"The Perfect Lipstick" -26761

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"Dancer"-26763

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Spears Jones, Patricia. "Dancer." Poem-a-Day. The Academy of American Poets, 27 Oct. 2015. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.

"Prince on Prairie Home Companion: An Invention"-26765

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Uncollected.

"Lave"-26767

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Differs slightly from published version.


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Spears Jones, Patricia. "Lave." The Migration Series Poetry Suite. Museum of Modern Art. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.

"The Year of Mercy"-26769

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Spears Jones, Patricia. "The Year of Mercy." Indolent Books. Indolent Books, 3 Sep. 2015. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.

"Swimming to America"-26771

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"Kara Walker Draws the Blues"-26773

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"Mary J. Blige Sings 'No One Will Do'"-26775

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"Self-Portrait as Shop Window"-26777

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"Self-Portrait as Midnight Storm"-26779

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Spears Jones, Patricia. A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.

"Celia Cruz Snow Angels"-26781

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Uncollected.

"Mermaid and Surf"-26783

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Spears Jones, Patricia. "Mermaid and Surf." The World in their Words. 92nd Street Y. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.

"May Perpetual Light Shine"-26785

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Spears Jones, Patricia. "May Perpetual Light Shine." Poem-a-Day. The Academy of American Poets, 17 Oct. 2017. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.

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Reading Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Series: Thinking Its Presence
Sponsor(s): Thinking Its Presence, UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

Patricia Spears Jones reads poems from across her career as published in A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems (2015), along with uncollected work at the 2017 Thinking Its Presence conference. She also reads one poem from Stardust, landmines, and cartoons: Poems from 2006 to 2014 (2015).

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