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Poet’s Corner: Tanya Jarrett 

When: Thu., Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m. 2012
Phone: 340-8804
scarrittbennett.org
You don’t hear the words “poet” and “software developer” in the same sentence very often — unless maybe it’s two people, and they’re walking into a bar along with a rabbi. But Tanya Jarrett is both, and if her software is anything like her poetry, expect to be surprised, delighted and moved. A nominee for Best New Poets 2011, published in African American Review, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, Rattle and numerous others, Jarrett commands language to do what the best poetry does — contain multitudes. In her poem “How To Speak to the Dead,” the speaker implores: “Tell them how he diagnosed what you experience / to be a form of complicated grief.” In that moment, she’s talking about an illness, about life and about poetry itself all in the same breath — an elegant line of code, indeed.
— Steve Haruch

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