February 15, 2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Campus Events
Carole Chapel

Everyone is invited to Jericho M. Hockett's (she/her) first book of poetry reading and release party! Jericho will read from In the Bodies (Unsolicited Press).

In the Bodies is a collection of poetry for shapeshifting. The poems investigate possibilities of mutual transformation, as our relational encounters with others co-create meaning, poetry, environment, and even our bodies. What might we co-create when we press against the taught borders of body, of place, of time, of what is accepted as possible and holy? These poems press, inviting readers to get in the bodies of other creatures, people, and places- to taste what melts their tongues, feel their bone breaks, cry through their eyes, sense the world rotating through their dirt and updrafts, shift shape, and maybe sprout new growth together in shared gardens.

Jericho M. Hockett's roots are in the Southwest Kansas farm, while she blooms in Topeka with her family. She is a poet, social psychologist, teacher, forever student, and dreamer, most whole in the green. Some of her poems appear in or are forthcoming from Drunk Monkeys, Earth's Daughters, Yellow Arrow Journal, Coffin Bell, and Pilgrimage Magazine. Her shapbook "Rituals for Dissolution" is forthcoming (Eastern Iowa Review/Port Yonder Press). More works are always brewing. Instagram: @jerichomariette

Dennis Etzel, Jr.