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Poetry as Public Memory: Joseph Ross, Steven Leyva, and Jennie Keohane

Join us for a reading and discussion on the topic of poetry as public memory. This event will feature a reading by poets Joseph Ross and Steven Leyva, followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Jennie Keohane, a rhetorician and scholar of public memory texts at the University of Baltimore.

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Joseph Ross is the author of four books of poetry: Raising King (2020), Ache (2017), Gospel of Dust (2013) and Meeting Bone Man (2012). His poems have appeared in many publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Xavier Review, Poet Lore, and Drumvoices Revue. He won the 2012 Pratt Library / Little Pa;tuxent Review Prize for his poem “If Mamie Till Was the Mother of God.” He currently serves on the Poetry Board at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. where he teaches English. He writes regularly at www.JosephRoss.net.

Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Scalawag, Nashville Review, jubilat, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 2020. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish and author of The Understudy’s Handbook which won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers Publishing House. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.

Jennie Keohane is assistant professor of communication in the Klein Family School of Communications Design at the University of Baltimore. Her scholarship on public memory has appeared in Women's Studies in Communication and is forthcoming in the Western Journal of Communication. She has also published scholarly essays on rhetoric and history in the Journal for the History of Rhetoric and Rhetoric Society Quarterly. She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 






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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 6:30pm


5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209

by Dr. Radut