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Literary Cocktail Hour—Moon Jar with Poet Didi Jackson

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On Friday, August 13 at 5:00 pm, The Brattleboro Literary Festival continued its 20th anniversary year with Didi Jackson and her debut poetry collection, Moon Jar.


The book explores the life-altering and heart-rending loss of a husband in 2011 to suicide. In an effort to understand this unforeseen and inexplicable act, she maps with immense candor the emotional difficulty of continuing her responsibility as a mother while attempting to regain a sense of normalcy. While grief never fully subsides, Jackson allows herself over time to rediscover love as she contends with the brutal and haunting grip of human trauma.


These affirmative poems, precise and grace-begetting, exhibit an admirable self-devotion to healing and recovery that is metamorphic and cathartic. Didi will be in conversation with former Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord.


All Festival events are free and open to the public, but donations gratefully accepted at

Production Date: 
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 05:00

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