We were invited to do our show live on stage at the super awesome Sanibel Island Writers Conference with three renowned poets. Our guestS Major Jackson, January Gill O’Neil, and Annemarie Ní Churreáin.
Major was born and raised in Philadelphia, and is author of four books of poetry, including Roll Deep, Holding Company, Hoops and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont.
January was born in Norfolk, Virginia and she is the author of Misery Islands - winner of a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, and Underlife. She lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Annemarie is a poet and writer from Donegal, Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland, and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S. She lives in Dublin.