University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Saeed Jones: Prelude to Bruise

Journeyman, bon vivant and poet Saeed Jones' work teases the complexities of manhood and the points at which sex, race and power collide. His debut collection, "Prelude to Bruise," is a song from the tightrope, balancing ecstatic existence and the chaos that threatens to engulf life on the margins. How do we reckon our past without being ravaged by it? How do we use people and their bodies to express ourselves?

Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones is the author of "Prelude to Bruise," winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The poetry collection was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in 2015....

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