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8/11 - "Queen of Jacks" by Stellasue Lee

Join us for a reading Sunday, August 11th at 2:00pm with poet and Weekly Wordstream host Stellasue Lee for her recently published Queen of Jacks: New and Selected Poems.


About the Book

In Queen of Jacks, Stellasue Lee has composed a riveting and seamless page turner—a quality infrequently found in volumes of poetry—particularly in one of such wide and deeply ranging scope. Poem after poem I found myself in eager anticipation of the next. Her words are clear and compelling, embracing virtually every element of the human pathos. These poems hold the reader—tightly or gently—but never at arm's length. She comes to remind us that, as human beings, we are connected not so much by our strengths, as by our woundedness. Her candor, honesty and authenticity are way, way beyond rare. No false moves here. Dr. Lee is among the most admired and respected figures in poetry. Queen of Jacks shows us precisely why. Such a life.

-Robert Nazarene

founding editor, The American Journal of Poetry


About the Author

Stellasue Lee was a founding editor at RATTLE, a poetry journal, and is now editor Emertia. She is a host of WordStream on WDVX, Knoxville, TN with Linda Parsons and serves on the Board of the TN Mountain Writers.. Two of her books have been entrants for the Pulitzer Prize, Firecracker Red, and Crossing The Double Yellow Line. She is the winner of the grand prize in Poetry To Aide 2013 by Humanity Al Falah in Malaysia. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. from Honolulu University. 

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 2:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902