Three Poets on the Theme of Inheritance
Jeanne Marie Beaumont holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and is the author of four books of poetry. Her first, Placebo Effects, was selected by William Matthews as a winner in the National Poetry Series and published by W.W. Norton in 1997. This was followed by Curious Conduct, published by BOA Editions in 2004, and Burning of the Three Fires, published by BOA in 2010. Her fourth book, Letters from Limbo, was published in fall of 2016 by CavanKerry Press. With Claudia Carlson, she co-edited the anthology The Poets' Grimm: Twentieth Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales.
Sally Dawidoff is the author of Talking to Yourself Is Fine, forthcoming from CavanKerry Press. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and artist-in-residence programs in the U.S. and abroad. Pets I’ve Known, a song cycle she co-wrote with composer Jason Atkinson, was recorded by guitarist Oren Fader and soprano Eileen Clark. Dawidoff’s stage adaptation of Ha Jin's novel The Crazed, premiered at Central Works Theatre in 2014.
Jordan Franklin is a widely published Brooklyn-based poet. A former Turner Fellow, she recently received her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton in December 2017. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, North American Review, Suffragette City Zine, Breadcrumbs, and elsewhere. In 2017, her work “Black Boy” was selected by Major Jackson as the winning poem of the James Hearst Poetry Prize hosted by the North American Review.