Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Sarah Jefferis

Poet, essayist, and former Women's Studies faculty member will present her recent work.




4:50 pm


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

This Thursday at 4:50, poet and essayist Sarah Jefferis will read from her work in the Art Exhibit Room. Her visit is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Ms. Jefferis, who has spent time teaching Women's Studies courses at Wells, holds an MFA in Poetry from Cornell and a PH.D. in American Literature from SUNY Binghamton. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The American Literary Review, The Mississippi Review, The Hollins Critic, The Patterson Literary Review, and The Healing Muse. She has been both a poetry and fiction fellow at the Squaw Valley Writer's Conference in California, and was recently interviewed on Tish Pearlman's NPR radio show "Out of Bounds." Her first book of poetry, Forgetting the Salt, was published by Foothills Publishing in 2008.
She is currently working on a novel, a collection of essays on lesbian motherhood, and children's books. She lives in Ithaca with her partner and their two daughters.
A display relating to her work can be found in Long Library. The Wells Book Arts Center is also publishing her poem, "At fourteen," as a letterpress broadside to commemorate her visit. Copies of Forgetting the Salt and the broadside will be available at the reading.
Refreshments will be served.