The poet John James talks with RSH Letterpress Director Candace Jensen, and Bianca Stone, about his latest book MILK HOURS, reads new poems, getting into the anxiety of art’s capacity to effect social justice, or even the questions art and artist can ask in those emotions.
About the Guests:
John James is the author of The Milk Hours, selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize (Milkweed, 2019). He is also the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award. His poems appear in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, PEN America, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. A digital collagist, his image-text experiments appear in Quarterly West, The Adroit Journal, and LIT. https://jj-poetry.com/
Candace Jensen is committed to realizing a culture profoundly informed by deep ecology. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, printmaker, calligrapher, activist and woods witch. She proudly serves as the Letterpress and Book Arts Programming Director for the Vermont poetry nonprofit the Ruth Stone House, in Goshen VT, as well as the assistant art editor and administrative collaborator for its online poetry publication, Iterant Mag.