Poetry Reading with Jennifer Wallace- Local Author of the New Book “It Can Be Solved By Walking”

Poetry Reading with Jennifer Wallace- Local Author of the New Book “It Can Be Solved By Walking”

Jennifer Wallace "It Can Be Solved By Walking"
Jennifer Wallace "It Can Be Solved By Walking"

On June 6th, 2012, Red Emma's  welcomed MICA professor Jennifer Wallace for a night of poetry and photography.What is it to see Baltimore through poetry and movement? Wallace’s new book “It Can Be Solved By Walking” shows the ambling rhythms of Baltimore, a language of heartbeats. This collection of poems, writings and photographs is a search for the place of self and collective (human and nonhuman) in an urban ecosystem; a reflection on and response to Ted Nordhaus and Edward Shellenberger’s statement that “Humans have become the meaning of the earth” and poet, George Oppen's assertion that "The meaning of the word here contains the meaning of oneself."

We hope you will enjoy this reading.

Jennifer Wallace teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She is a poetry editor at The Cortland Review and a founding editor of Toadlily Press. Her chapbook, Minor Heaven, appears in Desire Path (Toadlily Press, 2005). In 2009, she directed a short documentary, Inter:View, A Conversation About Nature and the City. Her photographs have been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art and at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has written essays for exhibition catalogs and literary magazines; her poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies.