Poetry. African American Studies. Women's Studies. "At a time when the confessional mode has banished American poetry to one vast self-mirroring island, the work of Jeanne Powell nudges us again and again to break out of our little selves. Whether celebrating the triumphs of Australia's champion aboriginal athlete Cathy Freeman, berating a hellish vacation in the Sierra foothills, disclosing the subtle and not so subtle pain of social injustice, or commemorating the powerful, dancing mother reared in the big band swing era, Powell rocks. Unfailingly, the open-hearted spirit of her prose and poetry allows us the re-experience our membership in one another."—Al Young, California Poet Laureate Emeritus
Dr. Jeanne Powell holds degrees from WSU in Michigan and USF in California. She is a published poet and essayist, with four books in print from Taurean Horn Press including MY OWN SILENCE (2014), TWO SEASONS (2019), WORD DANCING (2016), DEEPLY NOTCHED LEAVES (2021) and 1 book in print from Regent Press titled CAROUSEL. She founded Meridien PressWorks which published 20 writers in 20 years. Jeanne's film and cultural reviews appear online. For ten years Jeanne facilitated Meridien Writers, which met monthly in San Francisco. For a decade she hosted Celebration of the Word, a weekly open mic in the City. Jeanne has taught in CS, OLLI and UB programs on college campuses. She has been a featured performer in coffee houses, cafes, libraries and bookstores.
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA