decorative image of 0419-Jamey-Jones_poet-laureate-2-1_vbnjk7 , Poet Laureate Jamey Jones Presents Book Talk at PSC Library April 20 2016-09-08 20:51:29 Published: 04-19-2016

Northwest Florida Poet Laureate Jamey Jones opens up about books that have influenced his life and poetry at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 at Pensacola State College.

The public is welcome to this free, informal event at the Edward M. Chadbourne Library, Building 20, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. A question-and-answer session follows the presentation.

By popular demand, Jones plans to read selections from his own work and talk about where these poems originated, including poems inspired by the work of other poets.

“The process of writing poetry, the ‘Ars Poetica’ or art of poetry, can be fascinating. We will look at how some of my poetry came to be,” says Jones, a postmodern poet and published author.

The presentation also includes an update on Jones’ activities as the area’s seventh poet laureate.

“I am halfway through the three-year tenure, and this experience has been extremely rewarding,” Jones says.

Jones teaches English, literature, and poetry at Pensacola State College. He earned degrees at PSC, the University of West Florida and Long Island University in New York. His book, “Blue Rain Morning,” was written during his years in New York and contains several poems that reflect his roots as a fifth generation Pensacolian.

For more information, call the PSC Chadbourne Library at 850-484-2013.