Past Is Present: A Conversation in Poetry


University Libraries, and the Alabama Center for the Book Present on September 9th, 2022 in the Camellia Room of Gorgas Library: Past Is Present; A Conversation in Poetry. Past Is Present is a unique event featuring three poets, Ashley M Jones, Poet Laureate of the State of Alabama, Jaqueline Allen Trimble, chairperson of Languages and Literatures at Alabama State University, and Kwoya Fagin Maples, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Alabama. The poets will have an improvisational conversation in which they can only use their poetry to communicate with one another. Following the conversation, the poets will debrief the exercise, and take questions from the audience.  

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