The Regulator Bookshop welcomes poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs for an evening of poetry as part of its Poetry Series. Nickole Brown will be reading from her new chapbook, To Those Who Were Our First Gods. Jessica Jacobs be reading from my new book, Take Me With You, Wherever You're Going. Please join us! Co-sponsored by Jacar Press.
Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, published by Four Way Books in March 2019. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O'Keeffe, was winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in publications including Orion, New England Review, Crazyhorse, and The Missouri Review. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock climbing instructor, bartender, and professor, and serves as the Associate Editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown.
Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions and won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. The audiobook of that collection became available in 2017. She is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA, and the Hindman Settlement School. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, where she volunteers at a four different animal sanctuaries. Brown's chapbook called To Those Who Were Our First Gods recently won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize.