Jody Bolz to Read at MLK Public Library Tuesday

Former GW creative writer professor Jodi Bolz.

UPDATE 5/22/12 at 11:48 a.m.:  Tonight’s reading by Jodi Bolz is at 6:30 p.m.

Jodi Bolz, who taught in our creative writing program for more than 20 years, will be reading from her work at the Martin Luther King Jr. branch of the DC Public Library Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. The reading will take place in the library’s Literature Reading Room.

Jodi Bolz is author of, most recently, the collection A Lesson in Narrative Time (Gihon Books, 2004). Her poems have appeared widely in anthologies and literary journals, including The American Scholar, Ploughshares, and Poetry East. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. With E. Ethelbert Miller, she serves as co-editor of Poet Lore, America’s oldest poetry magazine.

You can read Jodi’s poem “Shadow of the Family” here and “Mutanbi Street” here.

In recognition of the contributions of Jewish Americans to literature, poet Jody Bolz will read her work. Jody Bolz is the author, most recently, of A Lesson in Narrative Time and editor of Poet Lore, America’s oldest poetry magazine. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals and in such anthologies as Her Face in the Mirror: Jewish Women on Mothers and Daughters.

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