Reading featuring Imani Elizabeth Jackson, author of Flag, forthcoming from Futurepoem, for which she received the press's 2020 Other Futures Award, and writer and textiles artist, Claire Crews. This program is part of Unwriting Borders, an ongoing series sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Imani Elizabeth Jackson’s writings appear in Apogee, BOMB, TriQuarterly, the Paris Review, Poetry, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. Under the name mouthfeel, she co-authored the poetry-cookbook Consider the Tongue (2019) with S*an D. Henry-Smith; she also contributed to Francesca Capone’s Weaving Language I: Lexicon (Essay Press, 2022). In addition to her forthcoming full-length book Flag, she is the author of two chapbooks, saltsitting (g l o s s, 2020) and Context for arboreal exchanges (Belladonna*, 2023).
Claire Crews is a writer and textiles artist living in rural Kansas, where she is at work on a novel. She holds an MFA in literary arts from Brown University. She will be teaching studio art at Deep Springs College during the Spring 2024 semester.