Poetry Reading: Nickole Brown

Join us for an evening of poetry with Nickole Brown. For this event, Nickole will be joined by local poets Simone Muench and Mark Turcotte.

An unleashed love song to her late grandmother, Nickole Brown's collection brings her brassy, bawdy, tough grandmother to life. With hair teased to Jesus, mile-long false eyelashes, and a white Cadillac Eldorado with atomic-red leather seats, Fanny is not your typical granny. A cross-genre collection that reads like a novel, this book is both a collection of oral history and a lyrical and moving biography that wrestles with the complexities of the South, including poverty, racism, and domestic violence. Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her first collection, Sister, published in 2007. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry at White Pine Press, and is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where she lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs.

This event is free and open to everyone. No RSVP required.

Event date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Fanny Says By Nickole Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938160578
Published: BOA Editions - April 14th, 2015