My Sister's Country - Alexis V. Jackson, MFA

My Sister's Country - Alexis V. Jackson, MFA

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Virtual Event

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Alexis V. Jackson is a Black woman writer and Philadelphia native. She earned her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2018. Erica Hunt selected her forthcoming debut collection, My Sisters’ Country (Kore Press, 2022), as the second-place winner of Kore Press Institute’s 2019 Poetry Prize.

In My Sister’s Country, Jackson artfully braids together a multi-vocal chorus of Black women’s voices across, over, under, and through time. Included in the vast array of voices are her great-grandmother, Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers, musical artist Missy Elliott, and the wide-brimmed, white-gloved church ladies of her Philadelphia youth.

Jackson will be in conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin, PhD, Chair, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies; William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies and Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.

Virtual Event: Zoom Meeting 942 5060 9680