In her third book of poems, The Plum-Stone Game, Kathleen Jesme asks what happens if the ordinary ways of knowing are taken away—if one is suddenly unable to see or hear or has been stripped of the familiar past. What begins to show through when absence (or darkness) creates a different inner landscape? In five distinct but interconnected poem cycles, Jesme excavates these inner landscapes and discovers word artifacts to reveal new directions to dig, always bringing the reader somewhere unexpected.
Jesme will be joined at Magers & Quinn by Janet Holmes. She taught at St. Paul’s Macalester College for several years and is now an associate professor in the MFA Program for Writers at Boise State University where she directs Ahsahta Press, an all-poetry press founded in 1974
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