On Wednesday, September 21, Jenny Johnson will be reading her work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series in Princeton, New Jersey. Johnson will read alongside author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Joy Williams. The event will take place at 4:30 PM at the Berlind Theater at McCarter Theater Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Sinuous and sensual, the poems of In Full Velvet interrogate the nuances of desire, love, gender, ecology, LGBTQ lineage and community, and the tension between a body’s material limits and the forms made possible by the imagination. Characterized by formal poise, vulnerability, and compassion, Johnson's debut collection is one of resounding generosity and grace.
Jenny Johnson is a 2015 recipient of a Whiting Award and a 2016-2017 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2012, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, and Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics.