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Poet Jordan Smith Will Read at the Social Justice Center

Jordan SmithPoet Jordan Smith will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:30PM.  Jordan Smith is the author of seven books of poems, most recently “Clare’s Empire,” a fantasia on the life and work of John Clare from The Hydroelectric Press, and “The Light in the Film,” “The Names of Things Are Leaving,” and “For Appearances,” all from the University of Tampa Press. The recipient of grants from the Guggenheim and Ingram Merrill Foundations, he lives in upstate New York, where he is the Edward Everett Hale Jr., Professor of English at Union College.

A reading by a local or regional poet is held each Third Thursday at the Social Justice Center.  The event includes an open mic for audience members to read.  Sign-up starts at 7:00PM, with the reading beginning at 7:30.  The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox.  The suggested donation is $3.00, which helps support this and other poetry programs of the Poetry Motel Foundation, and the work of the Social Justice Center.  For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262; e-mail: dwlcx@earthlink.net.

The Social Justice Center, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization working for progressive social change through education, community building, and collective action.  The center advances the struggles against racism and for peace and justice.  For further information about the SJC call 518-434-4037.