Nexus Poets to host Jeanne Julian
Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.
The Harrison Center
311 Middle Street
New Bern, North Carolina
The poems in Like the O in Hope take the reader on a journey, a quest from dark to light—both literally and spiritually. Beginning with hesitation and humility, Jeanne Julian transports us toward transcendence. As an accomplished poet, she weaves a myriad of poetic form from traditional to modern free verse, from sestina to chant, stopping to enjoy some lighter fare along the way: bemoaning a neighbor’s back-yard beacon; going AWOL from a boring seminar; even deliberately mistranslating directives from dictators to render them harmless. Gradually, revelations about the magic of place and of connection lead to contentment and even enlightenment and ends with a poem revealing how love can feel transcendent even with recognition of the finite.
Books will be available at the event or you can also order copies of the book in our Bookstore.